Red

2008 Andrew Will Ciel du Cheval Vineyard

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
  • Red Mountain
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Community Tasting Notes 57

  • jonanator wrote: 91 points

    August 17, 2019 - Just perfectly at peak right now. I love how a wine at this price point can age so well and provide so much enjoyment. Great fruit on this. Not too big or rich, just perfectly medium weight. Lovely texture. So balanced. Wish I had more.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • 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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  • Champagneinhand Likes this wine:

    June 17, 2019 - Not too dissimilar from recent tastings. I think these should hold up for several more years but I think these are near their peak.

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  • wayfarer Likes this wine: 92 points

    June 16, 2019 - Two+ years later, very much the same profile as before, though I think the fruit is not as fresh with more plum, cocoa, earth, tobacco perhaps, aged around the edges. Got a bit grippy in last third of bottle, and then revived and smoothed out, for an interesting wrap up of fairly lush fruit. Seems at about peak or slightly over, but nothing happening too fast. Quite a bit of sediment in bottle.

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  • Snag One Likes this wine: 89 points

    March 4, 2019 - Deep dark crimson red color. Not an overly powerful nose, but what was there expressed cocoa, mint, pencil shavings and loam. Nice balanced tannins and acidity making way for cocoa, mint, licorice and pepper. A pleasant wine with a short finish.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2013, Issue #45, Recently Tasted Old School and Neo-Classical American Wines

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

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • 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 532 (48%)
  • Consumed 579 (52%)

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Meat loaf; Beef Tenderloin

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