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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 10

  • kenthargis wrote: (90 points)

    December 14, 2014 - I enjoyed this more than K. Merlot majority was present initially, but the color and heft of the petit verdot was also evident. Lush without being over the top, this was nice. Would be interesting to see again in a few years.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • 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.

    7 people found this helpful Comments (1)
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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 283 (85%)
  • Consumed 40 (12%)

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