Ciel du Cheval 2016

43% cabernet sauvignon, 35% cabernet franc, 14 % merlot, 8% petit verdot

Ciel du Cheval, n. a. French, horse sky, b. Red Mountain vineyard named for its sweeping view of the Horse Heaven Hills, c. Cadence blend of Bordeaux clonal selections grown on Ciel du Cheval Vineyard.

The wine leads with dark, sultry spice and black berry fruit. Intense, penetrating flavors of black raspberry, cocoa, cherries and baking spices await on the palate. The flavors finish with firm tannins in a resolute style. This wine will unwind beautifully over many years to come.

B. Smith