Coyote Canyon Winery       http://coyotecanyonwinery.com

2009 Tres Cruces

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Tasting Notes

A deep garnet red color signifies this classic Rhone style blend of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. The nose reveals lusty aromas of hazelnut and pistachio gelatos, chocolate strawberries, cherry sauce, and toasted meringue with a supple dryish medium body. Flavors of warm cassis, French vanilla that continues into a nice smooth lingering finish of toasted cedar.

Winemaker's Notes

The grapes were picked at perfect ripeness and full of flavor then sorted and crushed / de-stemmed. Fermentation took place in small 1 ton bins and the wines were fermented to dryness. The wine was aged in small French Oak Barrels.

Blend Composition: 61% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 9% Mourvedre
Alcohol by Volume: 14.8%

Vineyard Notes

Vineyard Source: Coyote Canyon Vineyards: Horse Heaven Hills AVA, Columbia Valley
Cases Produced: 205

Awards

Double Gold - 2012 Seattle Wine Awards
Best of Show - 2012 Washington State Wine Competition
Gold - 2012 Ray’s Boat House
Gold - 2012 Denver International Wine Competition
Gold - 2012 Houston Livestock & Rodeo Wine Competition
Silver 87 Points - 2012 BTI World Wine Championship 
Silver - 2011 Denver International Wine Competition
Outstanding - 2011 Spring Wine Press Northwest
Gold 91 Points - 2010 BTI World Wine Championships