2007 Nota Bene Cellars Syrah Ciel du Cheval Vineyard


  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
  • Red Mountain
Drink between 2011 - 2016 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • TXRhoneRanger wrote: 92 points

    March 15, 2020 - Last of the mohicans so to speak. Starting to get mellow, rounder, and less tannic. Still packs a punch, but a little softer as time has gone by. Very enjoyable. If cellared properly, drink now - 3/4 years or so? Yum.

  • TXRhoneRanger wrote: 94 points

    July 26, 2015 - Phenomenal WA syrah. Tremendous nose, blk fruits, structure, acid, oak, and palate. Nicely integrated and still has many years ahead of its life. Well done!

  • fhprado wrote: 89 points

    September 21, 2012 - Nose: Blackfruit, Vanilla and earthy
    Palate: med- body initially strong alcohol but the settle, intense Licorice flavors with notes of Vanilla and spices-pepper, light back fruit
    Fished: initially was kind of short but it open and became longer and nice finished

  • jrockman wrote: 88 points

    August 28, 2012 - Co-fermented with 6% viognier; opened to breath for about an hour, served with brautwurst. Deep purple in the glass, scents of pepper and blackberry, rich and tasty, nicely balanced in the mouth, rich and tasty; still, it somehow did not make the same impression on me when I had previously tasted at the winery. 4+12+15+7+=88

  • garambler wrote: 91 points

    June 11, 2011 - A friend and I tasted this at the winery on 6/11/11. It had a wonderful fragrant bouquet of floral, plum, blackberry, blueberry and charcoal aromas. The palate was rich, smooth and tasty with flavors of plum, blackberry, burnt toast, blueberry and spice.

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Washington Wine Report

  • By Sean Sullivan
    3/23/2011 (link) *** points

    (Nota Bene Cellars Syrah Ciel du Cheval Red Mountain) Aromatics of blackberry syrup, blueberries, toast, and peppery spice. Palate is big, thick, and tart with a tannic lick. Alcohol occasionally shows through. 94% Syrah, 6% Viognier. Aged 21 months in French and American oak (50% new). 15.7% alcohol. 100 cases produced. Sample provided by winery.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2007
  • Type Red
  • Producer Nota Bene Cellars
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Ciel du Cheval Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Red Mountain

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 22 (51%)
  • Consumed 21 (49%)

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