This came out of magnum mildly effervescent - which usually suggests improper cellaring [bought at auction]. Thankfully it blew off after about an hour - and the fully rounded, big fruit wine profile that typically characterizes this label shone through. While I'm not a huge fan of the QPR for this winery, this particular bottle may have been the best I've had.
Big, burly wine. I have 6 bottles, this wine is way too ripe and jammy for my current palate. Would never buy again at $60...ouch. Drinking well now through 2020 or so, I would say. You never know how these big ole wines with lacking med(-) acidity will age.
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(Grand RÍve Collaboration Series V Red Wine Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Red Mountain) A beautiful, complex aroma profile with violets, abundant red fruit, and minerals. An unapologetically big, rich, powerful, smack-you-in-the-face type of wine with gobs of red fruit. The alcohol level is high on this wine but it works. 90% Grenache, 10% Syrah. Aged 15 months in French Burgundy barrels (100% new). 15.5% Alcohol. 100 cases produced. To be released fall 2010. Chris Gorman (Gorman Winery) winemaker.
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