Consumed over 4 hours. Came out of the gates swinging and seemed to shut down a bit becoming more dense and tannic with air. Bright red fruit and a solid acidic core take center stage with this extremely youthful wine. Underlying floral are notes compounded by a minty tobacco and a savory herabaciousness that show impressive complexity on the mid palate and inish. The purity of red fruit here is especially impressive but this a very young wine. Hold 5 years minimum - 93+.
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(Cadence Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Red Wine Red Mountain) Tight as a drum right now, it opens to reveal outrageous minerality, plum, dark cherries, chocolate, violets, and graphite. The palate is highly structured, supple in feel with firm, slightly dry tannins. Needs a long rest in the cellar. 39% Cabernet Franc, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Petit Verdot, and 11% Merlot. 14.4% alcohol. Sample provided by winery.
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