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

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Blend: 98% Syrah, 1% Viognier, 1% Roussanne
Cooperage: 30% New French Oak,
70% Neutral French Oak
Viticulture: Ryan Johnson
Vineyard: Ciel du Cheval
Winemaking: Ross Mickel
Alcohol: 14.2%
Cases Produced: 187

Consistently one of our most critically-acclaimed releases, the 2009 Collaboration Series II starts with fruit selected from two of our favorite French Syrah clones, planted on sandy loam soil over lime-cemented flood gravels. The Syrah was co-fermented with Viognier and Roussanne and aged in French oak barrels for 18 months. Explosively aromatic, with intense, evolving flavors, this will be a wine sure to excite wine enthusiasts.