2007 Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Bordeaux Blend

This is another of the great Washington State vineyards. This year’s blend is from vines up to 26 years old and is comprised of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc and 9% Merlot. It reminds me of our 1995 Columbia Valley Cab that was very balanced and drinkable on release but continues to age beautifully. It has distinctive flavors of raspberries, black currants and a stony minerality, plus adequate tannin for long-term aging.