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Community Tasting Notes (11) Avg Score: 91.1 points

  • This was our first time trying a Cadence wine and it did not disappoint. Very soft and silky on the palette. Dominant notes of blue & black berries and pencil shavings. Really just a pleasure to drink in every way. We have a few other Cadence wines in the cellar (Tapteil & Bel Canto) and can't wait to try those when it's the right time.

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  • Still a bit tight after eight years, decanted for 45 minutes. Very dark and fuller bodied with aromas and flavors of black olives, dark berries, dark earth, chocolate, and mixed herbs. Very structured, but it does show good balance amongst acid, tannins, and residual oak. Improves with air and enjoy with food. Solid finish. This should cellar well for another eight plus years.

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  • Pop and poured. Great depth of fruit not overshadowed by oak. A large dose of olive, blue and black fruit, plums, and dry earth. Has years left but in a great place right now.

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  • Red Mountain and Horse Heaven Hills fruit usually stands out among most other Washington vineyards, particularly when unmasked by heavy oak treatment. It is always a pleasure to smell a well made Red Mountain wine, they are perfumed, generous, and distinct...and this wine shows all these elements. It also features excellent structure and balance. The wonderfully gripping and texturally intriguing mid palate transitions to a long and lush finish. Delightful!

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  • Serious tannins upon opening. Only thing bordeaux like was tannin and structure. Alot of red fruit to differentiate from bordeaux as well as cleanness vs usual dirty background of Bdx. Interested to see how this develops over the next day or two.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2010, IWC Issue #153, (See more on Vinous...)

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

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  • By Sean Sullivan
    12/22/2011, (See more on Washington Wine Report...) ***** points

    (Cadence Winery Red Wine Ciel du Cheval Red Mountain) Dark and brooding with earth, mineral, floral notes, high toned herbal notes, and berries. Locked up tightly still, the palate is exquisitely balanced with firm tannins and lithe, sophisticated fruit flavors. Give two-plus years. 38% Cabernet Franc, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Petit Verdot.

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