2010 Andrew Will Ciel du Cheval Vineyard
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
  • JG 93
  • WA 92
  • IWC 92
  • WS 91

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$38.94

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Reg: $54.94

$38.94

This product is
out of stock

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JG 93
View From The Cellar, May 2013
Continuing the trend at Andrew Will Cellars, the 2010 Ciel du Cheval bottling is more than a full percentage point lower in alcohol in this vintage than it was in 2009 (13.2 percent versus 14.5 percent) and presents a... Continuing the trend at Andrew Will Cellars, the 2010 Ciel du Cheval bottling is more than a full percentage point lower in alcohol in this vintage than it was in 2009 (13.2 percent versus 14.5 percent) and presents a more reserved and classic profile on both the nose and palate as a result. The cépages this year is forty-eight percent cabernet franc and fifty-two percent merlot and the wine offers up a superb bouquet of cassis, black cherries, espresso, dark soil tones, cigar smoke, fresh herb tones and a sophisticated base of new wood. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and nicely transparent, with fine mid-palate depth, ripe, well-integrated tannins, good acids and excellent focus and grip on the very long, nascently complex and elegant finish. This is going to be a terrific bottle of wine, but give it time in the cellar to blossom!
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2013
Showing more ripeness and a kiss of sweet oak, as well as the Red Mountain tannin, the 2010 Ciel du Cheval Vineyard (52% Merlot and 48% Cabernet Franc) is a purple-tinged beauty that offers up ripe red plum, black... Showing more ripeness and a kiss of sweet oak, as well as the Red Mountain tannin, the 2010 Ciel du Cheval Vineyard (52% Merlot and 48% Cabernet Franc) is a purple-tinged beauty that offers up ripe red plum, black licorice, iron, dried spices and hints of leather along with a medium-bodied, sweetly fruited and chewy feel on the palate. Admirably concentrated, with good tannin, it too will benefit from short-term cellaring and have a decade of longevity. Drink 2015-2020. - Jeb Dunnuck
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, December 2013
Good bright medium red. Sexy, high-pitched aromas of red raspberry, tobacco leaf and flowers. At once dense and fresh, with a suave texture and enticing inner-mouth aromatic character to its sexy flavors of red plum... Good bright medium red. Sexy, high-pitched aromas of red raspberry, tobacco leaf and flowers. At once dense and fresh, with a suave texture and enticing inner-mouth aromatic character to its sexy flavors of red plum, blueberry and tobacco. Finishes with smooth tannins and terrific length. With the structure and verve of the vintage, this should age beautifully. 92+
WS 91
Wine Spectator, September 2013
Features firm tannins, with a minty edge to the dark berry and toast flavors, finishing with density and intensity. Needs time. Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Best after 2014. – HS
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country USA
Region Washington
Sub-region Columbia Valley
Vintage 2010