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Red

2011 Grand Rêve Vintners / Force Majeure Syrah Collaboration Series Reserve Ciel du Cheval Vineyard

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5/17/2015 - shadow wrote: 89 points

Nose is fruity but nothing special, Good ballance, goes down simply but rings no bells, faint leather on the close.

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Red

2012 Grand Rêve Vintners / Force Majeure Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

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5/16/2015 - yeti575rider wrote: NR

Vintage Wines cab tasting. Up against other Napa cabs. One of my least favorites at the highest price point. Needs time to probably show itself. Certainly decent but unable to tell how much better might get. I drink almost no Washington cabs but this isn't the one to necessarily get me to start as don't see the QPR.

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2008 Grand Rêve Vintners / Force Majeure Collaboration Series V Ciel du Cheval Vineyard

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5/9/2015 - fitchbuck Likes this wine: 93 points

This came out of magnum mildly effervescent - which usually suggests improper cellaring [bought at auction]. Thankfully it blew off after about an hour - and the fully rounded, big fruit wine profile that typically characterizes this label shone through. While I'm not a huge fan of the QPR for this winery, this particular bottle may have been the best I've had.

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Red

2006 Grand Rêve Vintners / Force Majeure Collaboration Series IV Ciel du Cheval Vineyard

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5/7/2015 - Wine-Strategies Likes this wine: NR

More elegant and balanced than I was expecting, this is in a very good place now, but for my palate, not sure it's getting better from here. A pop N pour that showed well across two hours, with supple red and blue fruits on the palate. Meaty, and even a little gamey, with a gentle sprinkling of black pepper and soil. A pleasure to drink and was like something of a magnet to the pancetta in my creamy pasta dish. recommended

Served non-blind.

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Red

2009 Grand Rêve Vintners / Force Majeure Sangiovese Collaboration Series Ciel du Cheval Vineyard

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5/14/2015 - tomlee wrote: 90 points

Violet in color. 13.6% ABV. Red fruits, plums, leather and Christmas spice on the nose. Medium body with light acidity. Ripe cherries, licorice, chalk and cranberries on the palate. Gritty tannins on a nice, long finish. Interesting wine that pushes the envelope of ripeness. Drink over the next 1-2 years.

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Red

2007 Grand Rêve Vintners / Force Majeure Cabernet Sauvignon Collaboration Series Reserve Ciel du Cheval Vineyard

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5/12/2015 - cpsmith33 Likes this wine: 93 points

Decanted and drank over a few hours...This one still has a long shelf life. Nice cab fruit, some green and tobacco showing. Tannins still heavy here. Wish I had with a steak, would be nice. This is good stuff at $75.

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White

2013 Grand Rêve Vintners / Force Majeure Viognier Collaboration Series

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5/11/2015 - msuwright Likes this wine: 91 points

A light and refreshing wine that is pleasing to drink now. Nose of lime and orange, almost white in color, lighter in body than expected for a 100% Viognier. Tastes of lemon, pear, and stone, with a flinty finish that suggests WA can do light whites with the best of them. 14.3% alcohol.

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2009 Grand Rêve Vintners / Force Majeure Collaboration Series IV Ciel du Cheval Vineyard

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5/9/2015 - Magnum Bill Likes this wine: 89 points

Decanted for three hours. Should have been longer. The bottle was still closed, however the potential was obvious. I still have two bottles, so next time I'll be more patient and hopefully enjoy its full beauty.

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Red

2012 Grand Rêve Vintners / Force Majeure Syrah Estate

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5/4/2015 - msuwright Likes this wine: 93 points

An intense, graceful, and satisfying Syrah. Dark ruby in color; nose of blackberry and charcoal; full in body. Dense tastes of blueberry, plum, graphite, and pepper, with a chalky, somewhat dry finish and mouth-coating tannins (as one would expect for a Syrah this age). This is impressive, in part, for what it is not; it avoids the varietal extremes of over-ripeness or gaminess. Instead, it offers a compelling, even charming Syrah. Although it does not quite reach the heights the WA score would suggest, it is a promising wine. Decant for at least an hour and, if you can, wait a year or two, since it will almost surely improve with time. Soft and plush on second day.

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Red

2011 Grand Rêve Vintners / Force Majeure Syrah Collaboration Series Reserve Ciel du Cheval Vineyard

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5/4/2015 - ekirby wrote: 91 points

- Crimsom color - Well balanced syrah, with good fruit core. Finely layered, deep complexity without the typical fleshy or peppery flavors that a lot of Syrahs have. Is youthful and restrained, this wine seems to have a lot of life left, will be interesting to see how it is in a few years. An excellent wine.

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Red

2010 Grand Rêve Vintners / Force Majeure Collaboration Series VI Ciel du Cheval Vineyard

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5/3/2015 - Grb040 wrote: 94 points

Boysen berry notes, happy I have one left

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White

2012 Grand Rêve Vintners / Force Majeure Viognier Collaboration Series

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4/18/2015 - sastewart wrote: 91 points

Floral on the nose with some peach aromas. Steely freshness, more linear than a CDP version but with nice pure flavors of peach, citrus and a pretty minerality. 91 points

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Red

2006 Grand Rêve Vintners / Force Majeure Collaboration Series I Ciel du Cheval Vineyard

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4/29/2015 - Acohen Likes this wine: 93 points

Dark rich fruit with cassis, berry, coffee and nice finish

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2010 Grand Rêve Vintners / Force Majeure Collaboration Series VI Ciel du Cheval Vineyard

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4/28/2015 - cab blends Likes this wine: 93 points

The subtle notes of caramel came through after the initial dry nose. Full bodied and rich but no fruit. I don't get any grenache in the nose at all.

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2010 Grand Rêve Vintners / Force Majeure Collaboration Series VI Ciel du Cheval Vineyard

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4/28/2015 - Grb040 Likes this wine: 94 points

94+ read previous notes, spot on

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2008 Grand Rêve Vintners / Force Majeure Collaboration Series II Ciel du Cheval Vineyard

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4/27/2015 - Rich S wrote: 88 points

Wow. Big dropoff here compared to the first bottle I had of this a few years ago. Nose was still big with dark blue fruit but a dominant oak note masked a lot of the aromatics that this wine showed last time. Big and palate coating on the mouthfeel, the wine lacked some acidity and came off a bit flat and monotone on the palate, especially from a jammy fruit and oak perspective. With that said, you can tell this is a really well made wine and the fruit flavor is very intense and it's smooth drinking for a big wine. It just lacked the aromatic characteristics that really made this wine attractive the first time I had it.

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White

2013 Grand Rêve Vintners / Force Majeure Viognier Collaboration Series

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4/26/2015 - rmh66 wrote: 91 points

Served chilled. Lime, sweet flowers, minerals, stone fruits, and pear on the expressive nose. Lemon, lime, spices, earth, minerals, and a hint of honey on the palate. Tangy acidity, medium body, medium -long finish, perfect balance. I loved this wine. It's rich and delicious, and yet refreshing and so well balanced.

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Red

2012 Grand Rêve Vintners / Force Majeure Grenache Collaboration Series Force Majeure Vineyard

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4/25/2015 - dlcass Likes this wine: 92 points

Expressive nose of raspberry liquor, cardamon, rose petals. Very drinkable now; likely best to wait a couple of years for next bottle. Nice texture and balance.

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Red

2012 Grand Rêve Vintners / Force Majeure Syrah Estate

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4/13/2015 - shadow wrote: 96 points

Nose is dusty blend of trampled flora, hint of bubble gum.
Color is dark but not black.
First sip, good balance, rich and almost sweet.
Another taste, some bitter chocolate and coffee.
Very approachable, very smooth and palate pleasing.

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Red

2011 Grand Rêve Vintners / Force Majeure Collaboration Series I Ciel du Cheval Vineyard

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4/12/2015 - nphase wrote: 89 points

Was locked out of my cellar (lost the key!), so went to Binny's and requested a bottle that I could get lost in for hours. This was suggested. Not quite what I had hoped for, but very enjoyable nonetheless. Grew on me the longer it hung out in the decanter, was very savory by the end of the evening.

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2011 Grand Rêve Vintners / Force Majeure Collaboration Series VI Ciel du Cheval Vineyard

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4/11/2015 - wine247365 wrote: NR

concentrated, spicy finish. Not a fan.

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Red

2009 Grand Rêve Vintners / Force Majeure Syrah Collaboration Series III Ciel du Cheval Vineyard

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4/11/2015 - topher2411 wrote: 90 points

This is a very big wine. Lots of extract and impact, still very tannic, with a lasting finish. Aromatically, it's pretty closed down, even after several hours in the decanter. Maybe this will open up and show a little more, but as is, it is massively overpriced for the quality.

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Red

2007 Grand Rêve Vintners / Force Majeure Syrah Collaboration Series III Ciel du Cheval Vineyard

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4/10/2015 - dontime wrote: NR

Opened two hours prior to consumption. Very deep and dark with additional notes of coffee and licorice. Satisfying finish. I'm with everyone else, if scoring 92-94.

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Red

2009 Grand Rêve Vintners / Force Majeure Collaboration Series IV Ciel du Cheval Vineyard

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4/8/2015 - Pedroel Likes this wine: 93 points

ready to go!

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2011 Grand Rêve Vintners / Force Majeure Syrah Collaboration Series III Ciel du Cheval Vineyard

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4/7/2015 - jeagle wrote: 96 points

Double decanted then left in the bottle for 8 hours. Very impressive Old World experience with a precise core of blue to black fruit being secondary to an array of earthy floral flavors and iron tinged red meat. Alive and energetic across the palate, it begins to slow its pace across the finish line confident in its victory. As a forewarning, I left a little for day two, but it had lost some of the magic.

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