September 26, 2017|In Winery Spotlight, Wines

Focus on SMWE:

Wines of Columbia Crest Grand Estates + H3 Horse Heaven Hills

Columbia Crest

Nestled alongside the Columbia River in eastern Washington, Columbia Crest winery opened its doors in the heart of the acclaimed Horse Heaven Hills in 1983. Year after year, the winery maintains its commitment to quality, heritage and innovation in grape growing and winemaking to craft exceptional wines.

Washington State and the Columbia Valley represent the perfect grape-growing climate, from the weather to the soil to the vineyard sites, and Columbia Crest’s 2,500 acres of estate vineyards are some of the best. These growing conditions, along with outstanding viticulture and winemaking practices, allow Columbia Crest to create high-quality wines that are true to their varietal character and represent the unique terroir of the region.

From the vineyard to the glass, Columbia Crest wines are an extraordinary expression of craftsmanship. With a large body of acclaim, Columbia Crest winery delivers a steadfast promise with each bottle – world-class wines from a world-class wine region.

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H3 Horse Heaven Hills

H3 wines were created to celebrate the winery’s rich heritage in the Horse Heaven Hills appellation in Washington State as well as its innovative spirit with regards to winemaking and viticulture practices. Grapes from this distinctive appellation produce bold, well-balanced and seductive wines. Great care is taken to ensure that the uniqueness of the appellation’s terroir is expressed in each bottle of H3.

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Some key wines from these Washington producers

Columbia Crest Grand Estates Chardonnay

The perfect balance between rich and fresh, boasting melon and apple with hints of butterscotch.

Columbia Crest Grand Estates Merlot

This wine is complex, dark and rich with distinct notes of cocoa and black cherries.

Columbia Crest Grand Estates Merlot

This bold wine displays lush berry fruit and plum with a subtle creamy twist at the end.

Columbia Crest Grand Estates Syrah

Rich and ripe, this wine is elegant and smoky with hints of black pepper.

Columbia Crest H3 Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon

Black fruits complimented by earth and mineral notes, framed with creamy hints of vanilla.