Red

2008 Grand Rêve Vintners Collaboration Series II Ciel du Cheval Vineyard

Red Rhone Blend

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

  • Callybrian Likes this wine: 89 points

    February 16, 2021 - Tobacco, oak, and pepper on the nose. A nice peppery raspberry on the palate. The 14.4% alcohol comes through a little strong but it's still very enjoyable

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • drrobvino wrote: 91 points

    February 3, 2019 - 4th of 4 bottles. Popped open to enjoy with chicken wings during the SB.
    A bold but quite refreshing southern Rhone blend.
    Blueberry, blackberry, and peppery spice, alongside burnt ember notes.
    This wine delivers a long finish, with med acidity on a black pepper and burnt wood flavor.
    Drink now through 2022.

  • Acohen Likes this wine: 91 points

    June 4, 2018 - Rich and dark with lots of blueberry and black fruits

  • Quiet Lion wrote: 91 points

    April 2, 2017 - Drank this over two days. It never really came together but wasn't flawed in any way. Smooth texture was marred by heat and the flavors were disparate rather than concentrated.

  • drrobvino wrote: 90 points

    November 8, 2016 - Opened for friends who love big and bold, fruity wines. They were not disappointed.
    I didn't pay attention to write a formal TN, but this was a well-made wine that will drink well through 2018+.

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2011, IWC Issue #159 (link)

    (Grand Reve Vintners Collaboration Series II Red Wine Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Red Mountain) Subscribe to see review text.

JebDunnuck.com

  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Australia and the Pacific Northwest, Issue #8, 6/25/2011 (link)

    (Grand Reve Vintners Collaboration Series II Ciel du Cheval) Subscribe to see review text.

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

    (Grand Reve Vintners Collaboration Series II Ciel du Cheval) Subscribe to see review text.

Washington Wine Report

  • By Sean Sullivan
    3/18/2011 (link) ***** points

    (Grand Rêve Vintners Collaboration Series II Red Wine Ciel du Cheval Red Mountain) A purple tinge at the rim. Leaps from the glass with game, earth, raspberries, red currant, and orange peel, along with floral and mineral notes. Aromatics so compelling its hard to take the first sip. A huge amount of inner mouth perfume. The wine is velvety with a firm grip of tannins and a long, lingering finish. Give 2 to 3 years or decant extensively. 48% Grenache, 38% Syrah, 20% Mourvedre, 1% Viognier, 1% Roussanne. 14.8% alcohol. 200 cases produced. Ross Mickel winemaker.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Grand Rêve Vintners
  • Varietal Red Rhone Blend
  • Designation Collaboration Series II
  • Vineyard Ciel du Cheval Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Red Mountain

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (0%)
  • In Cellars 316 (48%)
  • Consumed 335 (51%)

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BGE Lamb, Brussels Sprout Salad

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