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Andrew Will Ciel du Cheval 2011

$69.99

SKU 22372

750ml

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Like the previous vintage, the Ciel does not possess any Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. The wine exhibits hints of damson plum skin, smoke, cardamom and cinnamon. As the wine opens up a secondary layer of minerality reminiscent of river stones emerges. There is a light sense of earth combined with a spiciness that lends itself to a very complex mid palate. The bright, yet focused tannins create a approachable wine that will only become more complex with time.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country United States
Region Washington
Appellation Red Mountain
Brand Andrew Will
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Wine EnthusiastHalf Merlot and half Cabernet Franc, this firm, minerally, tightly wound Bordeaux-style blend seems anchored in the latter grape. Lovely whiffs of coffee grounds, wild berry and currant, stiff acids and sculpted tannins work together to craft a complex red.

Paul Gregutt, July 1, 2014
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Wine SpectatorThis firm textured version offers a plush core of red berry and cherry flavors, shaded with sweet spice notes as the finish lingers. Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Drink now through 2018. 790 cases made.

Harvey Steiman, October 31, 2014