Deep dark ruby red. Full of flowers, blackberry, raspberry, fig, prune, and rose make a promising and quite memorable impression on the nose. The aroma is spectacular. Smooth and silky mix on the mid-palate with plenty of tannins but low acidity leading to a lasting and balanced mix of dark berries, currant, leather, coffee and cedar, and a bit of licorice and tobacco blended-in. No question this is a fine wine. Wish it had just a tad more character and complexity to soar and make a statement. But it's a fine wine nevertheless.
Popped and poured at restaurant, paired with steak. Inky color. Blackberry and black cherry on the nose, with some vanilla. Really nice on the palate, with that same fruit profile. Tannins are there but not overly prominent. We enjoyed this a lot.
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(DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate Yakima Valley) A bright, fruit-filled nose redolent with cherries, blueberries, licorice, graphite, and light barrel notes. Rich and focused on the palate with lithe tannins and a pretty cranberry note on the finish. Shows remarkable restraint and finesse. 65.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 7.5% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot. Ciel du Cheval, Klipsun, and Boushey vineyards (95% Red Mountain). Aged in 100% new French oak. 14.1% alcohol. 950 cases produced. Give three plus years or extensive decanting.
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