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2012 Tres Cruces

The fruit hits you up front and the wine has a nice mid palate before finishing with rich cherry notes and a crisp cranberry finish. Medium body wine with lots of subtle nuances that make it great for drinking by itself but also something to pair with food.

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$300.00 per Case
 

Description

The color is a deep garnet. The aromatics are a combination of dusty oak and big red fruits, think blackberry and plum. The fruit hits you up front and the wine has a nice mid palate before finishing up with some rich cherry notes and a crisp cranberry finish. This is a medium body wine with lots of subtle nuances that make it great for drinking by itself but also something to pair with food.

Tasting Notes

The color is a deep garnet. The aromatics are a combination of dusty oak and big red fruits, think blackberry and plum. The fruit hits you up front and the wine has a nice mid palate before finishing up with some rich cherry notes and a crisp cranberry finish. This is a medium body wine with lots of subtle nuances that make it great for drinking by itself but also something to pair with food. Blend Composition: 42% Syrah, 33% Mourvedre, 25% Grenache,

Vineyard Designation

Coyote Canyon Vineyard

Winemaker Notes

Tres Cruces was one of the first wines I tried from Coyote Canyon and a blend I was eager to get a chance to work with. The wine is a Rhone style red blend using Syrah, Mourvedre and Grenache. I think of Coyote Canyon Vineyard as a Cabernet Sauvignon site but have been surprised and excited about all the different varietals we have growing at the vineyard. The first Tres Cruces blend I tried was Syrah heavy and I have been looking forward to blending up my own version of this wine. I had plenty of each component to work with and made many versions of this blend before coming up with this final mix. The Syrah is consistently big and smooth and I thought it should be the heavy hitter in this blend. After that I imagined the Grenache, with its acidity and bright fruit, would be the next component but as I blended things together it was the Mourvedre that added more depth and body to the wine. The wine was barrel aged for 18 months and then filtered and bottled. This wine is ready to drink now. Winemaker: John J. Gabriel

Awards

Double Gold - 2015 Seattle Wine Awards Excellent - Wine Press Northwest Silver - 2015 Tri-Cities Wine Festival Silver - 2015 Denver International Wine Competition
Vintage 2012
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Rhone Blend
Appellation Horse Heaven Hills
Alcohol % 14.5
Size 750 ml