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2008 Grand Rêve Vintners Grenache Collaboration Series V Ciel du Cheval Vineyard

Grenache

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
  • Red Mountain
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Community Tasting Notes 36

  • Coupe 60 Likes this wine: 93 points

    August 9, 2021 - PnP... and had with appy's at an Italian restaurant with friends. Deep dark, almost black coloring in glass. Rich lush dark fruits, maybe some mocha... finishes smooth and soft, almost a hint of sweetness. Was not over the top though, had balance and was delicious to drink. Certainly had some life left. In a great spot right now. Threw a lot of sediment....

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Shay.Aldriedge wrote:

    August 6, 2021 - No score here. I love these wines (especially the newer Force Majuere wines), but this sported quite a bit of EA (ethyl acetate). When I first popped this, I double decanted to get it off the sediment, tried a glass and it seemed fine. Took it to its final destination and thought it had a hint of EA…as the day went on, it got stronger and stronger, sadly. Aside from the aromas being compromised, the palate seemed to be in order. At peak for this wines evolution, and sported a lot of kirsch, rhubarb, candied black cherries, and peppered plum. Wish the nose was as good as the palate!

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  • drrobvino wrote: 89 points

    September 17, 2020 - Last of 4 bottles. Tasty and enjoyed over several days.

  • mjf@ulkner wrote: 93 points

    June 10, 2019 - Dark red, heavy sediment. Lush ripe raspberry, red currant fruit. Ripe, and rich- not much in the way of savory flavors. Smooth tannins on the finish. Delicious now.

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  • drrobvino wrote: 90 points

    July 4, 2018 - Tasty and well-bridled red from WA state. Went nicely with grilled meats on July 4th. Drink now through 2020.

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    A focus on Washington State, Issue #4, 5/1/2010 (link)

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  • By Sean Sullivan
    8/13/2010 (link) ***** points

    (Grand Rêve 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.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Grand Rêve Vintners
  • Varietal Grenache
  • Designation Collaboration Series V
  • 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 214 (42%)
  • Consumed 293 (58%)

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