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Community Tasting Notes (15) Avg Score: 89.9 points

  • Opened for several hours. Very smooth and tasty. Good finish. I saw one review which used salted caramel which is a description that I probably never would have use but clearly tasted it. Everyone enjoyed.

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  • Balanced sweet with tannin. A bit of funkiness and some off Flavors but overall an enjoyable wine.

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  • Popped and decanted. Consumed over a few hours to see how it developed. Really interesting nose on this with aromas of soy sauce, red currant, mushroom and salted caramel. The palate was very fruit forward (but not sweet) with flavors of currants and raspberries along with a hint of coriander. Well structured body without being aggressive with the tannin. For the most part I think that 2007 wines are destined for early drinking, but this is one that I will tuck my last bottle into the corner of the cellar to see what it does "someday". Would purchase again.

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  • big wine that needs some air or time to really hit its stride. Poured through venture into decanter, sat for at least an hour, but kept getting better and better with more time as it opened up. Not quite fully integrated, tannic and acidic, blackberries, coats your mouth, nice nose, medium finish. More time is my guess

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  • Cork was a cm. saturated & small bit of sediment within the btl. A bit tannic & astringent upon PnP, but settled in a little after some time aerated. Notes of soft dark fruit, minty cassis, and later developing herbal traits and hint of green pepper & tobacco leaf. Loads of acidity with a chewy tannic backbone. Moderately mid:full bodied, & a dry lingering finish. I could see how some look to this as "old world", but I think it is more in the vein of old-school Cali, IMHO. Somewhat restrained at this stage and considering the heft in tannins, perhaps this still has some life & potential ahead in its development. (89+)

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2009, IWC Issue #147, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Cadence Winery Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Red Wine Red Mountain) Subscribe to see review text.

Washington Wine Report

  • By Sean Sullivan
    1/14/2010, (See more on Washington Wine Report...) ***** points

    (Cadence Red Wine Ciel du Cheval Red Mountain) An attractive nose with lots of earth, floral notes, chocolate, and black fruit. Tight and tannic on the taste with a lot of currant flavors. Give this layered, exceptional wine three to five years. 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Cabernet Franc, 13% Merlot, 13% Petit Verdot. 14.4% alcohol. 495 cases produced.

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