2008 Andrew Will Ciel du Cheval Vineyard

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
  • Red Mountain

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Community Tasting Note

  • chablis28 wrote: 93 points

    August 14, 2019 - Wow, nearly 7yrs since my first btl! PnP and test sips & sniffs lead me to slow ox this in glass and btl for 2 hours plus before dinner. Semi opaque ruby red color. Said to be a blend of 36% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 32% Cabernet Franc. Maturing aromas of tobacco leaf, berries and underbrush. Whatever level of new oak was used its completely integrated. A luxurious velvety but still energetic texture leads to balanced layers of; cherries, currants, mineral, licorice, expresso, lead pencil and herbs. New World ripe with old world balance, finesse and lift. Alc is 14.5% but it feels, smells and taste more like sub 13%. Probably the best big red I've had from the NW by a good measure. One left that Ill plan to open anytime between now and 2025. This is in a great place and ready to drink but no signs of falling off for a good while.

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  • thesternowl commented:

    8/15/19, 6:05 AM - Awesome note. Thanks for checking in on this one. It reinforces my own notions that this has the stuffing and balance for the long term.

  • chablis28 commented:

    8/17/19, 7:04 AM - Thanks much, cheers!

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