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2017 Januik Ciel du Cheval Syrah

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April 7, 2024 - $31



95James Suckling

Wow. This is a great syrah with lots of dried-meat, earth and black tea-leaf character, as well as dark fruit. It’s full-bodied with polished yet chewy tannins and a long, flavorful finish.

92Stephen Tanzer

Aromas of dark raspberry, chocolate mint, cured meat, fruitcake, licorice and spices. Densely packed yet light on its feet, showing a savory complexity to its dark raspberry, blackberry, spice and licorice flavors. Finishes with serious but utterly refined tannins, sexy peppery lift and slowly mounting length.

17.5Jancis Robinson

This wine smells of doused campfire, cassis and blackberries. Faintly salty flavours of blackberry and woodsmoke mix with cedar shavings and dusty earth. A hint of citrusy brightness lingers in the finish. Faint powdery tannins. Excellent acidity.


United States, Washington, Columbia Valley, 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.


Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.