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2018 Cadence Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Red

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from a distributor

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RATINGS

95Jeb Dunnuck

Lots of classic Red Mountain tannins and minerality as well as notes of cassis, currants, dried herbs, graphite, and loamy soil define this beauty, and it's medium to full-bodied and wonderfully balanced, with a round, expansive mouthfeel and a great finish.

93Wine Enthusiast

...aromas are reserved, with notes of cherry, scorched earth and spice. Herb and cherry flavors follow.

92The Wine Advocate

Aromas of dusty black cherry skin, juicy plum and soft savory herbs...soft rustic element of worn leather and wilted lavender. Medium to full-bodied, the blend has a focused and balanced palate offering up layers of complexity and fine-grained tannins.

REGION

United States, Washington, Yakima Valley, Red Mountain

Yakima Valley AVA was the first AVA created in Washington State. The valley, a 600,000-acre area in south central Washington, was granted AVA status in 1983. In 1984 Columbia Valley was given AVA status, and Yakima Valley was enclosed within the Columbia Valley AVA. Nevertheless, Yakima Valley remains home to the largest concentration of vineyards and wineries in the state. There are more than 60 wineries and some 16,000 vineyard acres, and nearly 40% of Washington wines are made with Yakima Valley grapes. The most frequently planted grape is Chardonnay, followed by Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Winemaking here dates to 1869, when a winemaker from Alsace planted grape vines. Vineyard planting and wine production plodded along slowly until the early 1980s when numerous modern pioneers started making well-reviewed Yakima Valley wines. Some of the state’s newest, most closely watched appellations, including Red Mountain AVA and Horse Heaven Hills AVA, are contained within Yakima Valley.