Opened for diner and left on the counter overnight. Bold clean fruit, well balanced with acid and tannins, but the alcohol overshadowed the rest of the wine and it was just unpleasant for me to enjoy. Fortunately others were able to appreciate it and I heard no complaints. I am hoping the other bottles I have purchased over the years from this producer fare better.
Decanted for two hours. The wine looks garnet colored. The legs are medium. It smells like black currant (cassis), red currant and plum. It tastes like coffee, red currant and black currant (cassis). The body is medium/full. The wine has round texture. The wine finishes medium.
I shared this with friends on 5/2/15. It had a deep, rich bouquet of mocha, cocoa, plum, black currant, black cherry, licorice and spice aromas. The palate was rich, layered and complex with flavors that followed the nose.
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(Force Majeure Ptera Red Blend Ciel du Cheval Red Mountain) Beautiful aromas of dark, dark fruit, toasty spice, mineral, licorice, and touches of aged fruit. A grippy, textured wine with soft fruit flavors where the Cabernet and Syrah play off each other beautifully. Lingers on the finish. 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Syrah. Aged in French oak (40% new). 14.5% alcohol. Approximately 160 cases produced. Ross Mickel winemaker.
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