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High Heaven Vintners
Sea of Tranquility Merlot
Pensive, elegant, smooth and well-balanced. Red berry aromas give way to a vivid palate of bramble and raspberry.
RegionColumbia Valley, Washington
Grape Varieties90% Merlot; 10% Syrah
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.
VinificationMerlot grapes are harvested from McNary Vineyard, a cooler site in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA where grapes ripen slowly. This develops ripe berry flavors and mature, soft tannins. The juice is aged for 18 months in stainless steel vats.
ColorRuby red with purple undertones.
NoseCherry, blueberry and prune aromas weave in between complex spiced vanilla, cocoa and sweet oak notes.
PalatePensive, elegant, smooth and well-balanced with round tannins and pronounced dark fruit flavors.
AnalysisAlcohol: 13.7 %pH: 3.7RS: 5 g/LTA: 5.5 g/L
Serving SuggestionsPasta with red sauce, marinated meats. Suggested serving temperature of 66-73°F.