2009 Andrew Will Ciel du Cheval Vineyard

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
  • Red Mountain
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Community Tasting Notes 39

  • WineCPA wrote: 92 points

    August 20, 2019 - Needed room in the Cellar and decided this was the one whose time had come. Rich and tannic. Medium-full bodied. Very firm tannins. Needs a long decant at this point. Much improved on day two. Does not taste a decade old. Blackberry and black cherry on the palate.

  • WaWineFan in TX Likes this wine: 95 points

    July 22, 2019 - Amazing! Been sitting on my last two bottles for a couple of years and opened them at El Gaucho with dinner a couple of nights ago. Everything is just singing currently. Perhaps improved slightly with time in the decanter, but was delicious from first sip. I really loved the amazing layers of dark fruit, chocolate, and beautifully integrated tannins with perfectly balanced acid. Just amazing with the steaks or by itself. Everyone agreed the wine was excellent. Really wish I had a couple more bottles. Hard to imagine this getting any better, but I don't know that there is a rush to drink it.

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  • AACollection wrote:

    January 3, 2019 - Finally managed to wait a while on this wine, and that paid off. Wish I had decanted this...and drinking it after the Metras Fleurie Printemps was a stark contrast. Very nice nose, with charcoal, blackberry and starting to show some secondary wet leaf notes. On the palate, the acidity seemed a bit attenuated, and the tannin seems fairly integrated. This btl seemed perhaps a bit more mature than I expected from this vineyard in this vintage. The alcohol seemed fairly well-disguised to me...

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  • Redteeth wrote:

    December 25, 2018 - Wasn't able to decant this bottle. However, it was delicious.; very Right Bank. It will probably last longer but I don't see any reason to hold unless its for experimentation purposes.

  • bob23 Likes this wine: 92 points

    September 30, 2018 - Lots of life yet. Zippy merlot predominant blend, with lovely floral notes from the cab franc. Sludge at the bottom - be sure to decant or pour carefully.

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  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2013, Issue #45, Recently Tasted Old School and Neo-Classical American Wines

    (Andrew Will Cellars “Ciel du Cheval Vineyard” (Washington State)) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2012, IWC Issue #165 (link)

    (Andrew Will Winery Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Red Mountain) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Andrew Will
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Ciel du Cheval Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Red Mountain
  • UPC Code 4000119378782

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  • In Cellars 465 (49%)
  • Consumed 479 (51%)

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