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

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • > Washington
  • > Columbia Valley
  • > Red Mountain
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Community Tasting Notes 9

  • Anonymous wrote: (95 points)

    October 4, 2014 - Delicious, rich black cherry fruit with plum and chocolate flavors, excellent structure, very round and smooth, ample tannins, nice finish, wine is drinking beautifully, this wine showcases the greatness of the Ciel du Cheval vineyard

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • jtinto Likes this wine: (92 points)

    October 1, 2013 - Big wine, but in a good way. Rich, but not heavy. Give this a good decant or preferably a couple of years to rest. 92+ 13.7% ABV

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • KCBrian Likes this wine: (92 points)

    September 23, 2013 - My first FM wine and I loved it! I sort of have a Right Bank slant to my tastes so I was excited to open this bottle. Decanted and allowed to breathe for about 1.5 hrs. This wine is very dark in the glass with a lovely rich color. The nose is dominated by dark stone fruit and bramble. It is still a bit tight.......but I wanted to try before I ordered more! Very drinkable right now but will definately be better with a few more years. Tannins are ever present but there is good acidity along and it is not hot with alcohol. Very fruit foward in the taste but not a fruit bomb. Paired with 14 day old dry aged ribeye steaks. Perfect. Am looking foward to Day 2 with the other half bottle tonight.

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  • ClubTerry Likes this wine: (94 points)

    June 25, 2013 - When you consider this is a Bordeaux blend that is over 60% merlot based blend it is amazing how big and massive this wine is. Dark berries and plum, followed by hint of cherry and tobacco with firm tannins. I decanted this baby for 10+ hours. It needs some serious air as it is a baby and at the moment pairs better with a nice steak.

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  • bjamesclark wrote: (92 points)

    April 21, 2013 - Deep dark red core that is opaque. Bright reflections and medium-high concentration to this wine that also displays moderate viscosity.
    Aromas, after 1 hour+ decant, are clean and moderately-plus intense. Youthful bouquet of plum, cassis, blackberry liquor, and dark berries are layered with aromas of ash, flowers, chocolate ganache, vanilla, spice and toasty oak notes that wraps everything up nicely.
    The palate is full and luscious with good weight and silky texture. Flavors of blackberry, ripe black plum, and currant with a spice note and hints of graham cracker are well integrated with flavors of wood, vanilla and dark chocolate. The finish is moderate-plus in intensity and length lingering on toasted oak, vanilla and concentrated berry flavors. Tannins are moderate plus and very well integrated with the acidity and alcohol.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Grand Rêve Vintners / Force Majeure
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Collaboration Series IV
  • Vineyard Ciel du Cheval Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Red Mountain

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 8 (2%)
  • In Cellars 286 (88%)
  • Consumed 30 (9%)

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