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High Heaven Vintners
Roaming Elk Red Blend
A blend of Syrah and Merlot creates a nuanced yet well-balanced wine with refined tannins and an uplifting acidity.
RegionColumbia Valley, Washington
Grape Varieties60% Syrah, 40% Merlot
AppellationColumbia Valley AVA
- 91 PointsGold Award
BackgroundWith more than a century of winemaking and farming experience, High Heaven Vintners believes in growing great grapes first to make amazing wine. Located in Eastern Washington State, High Heaven Vintners is inspired by the natural backdrop that surrounds their vines. From its protected location in the Rain Shadow formed by the Cascade Mountains, High Heaven Vintners is protected from harsh elements, creating a warm, sunny, dry climate ideal for grape growing. High Heaven Vintners wines are estate grown & bottled; this means 100% of the grapes are grown or controlled by the winery.
VinificationA blend of Syrah and Merlot from McNary Vineyard is combined with additional Syrah from Zillah Ranch in Rattlesnake Hills AVA. Grapes are crushed, destemmed and cold soaked for 36 hours before aging in stainless steel for 18 months.
ColorPurple with ruby red tints
NoseComplex balance between breathy herbs and refined fruits. Lavender, violets, raspberry and cranberry aromas are balanced with spice, smoke and cedar.
PalateComplex and nuanced, yet well-balanced with refined tannins and an uplifting acidity. Blackberry, lavender and savory flavors with a supple long finish.
AnalysisAlcohol: 13.8 %pH: 3.78RS: 5 g/LTA: 5.7 g/L
Serving SuggestionsPepper steak, lamb, roasts and dark chocolate. Suggested serving temperature of 64-70°F.