2013 Cadence Ciel du Cheval Vineyard
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
  • VN 94
  • WA 93
  • WS 90

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$37.94

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Reg: $44.94

$37.94

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VN 94
Vinous, October 2016
Bright ruby-red. Knockout nose combines medicinal black cherry, cassis, crushed-rock minerality, violet and black pepper. Wonderfully suave, deep blend with a layered texture and restrained sweetness. This called to mind... Bright ruby-red. Knockout nose combines medicinal black cherry, cassis, crushed-rock minerality, violet and black pepper. Wonderfully suave, deep blend with a layered texture and restrained sweetness. This called to mind a superb Right Bank style with density and ripeness but also tautness and savory soil notes. A wine of outstanding nobility and a compelling example of Red Mountain elegance. Spreads out to saturate the palate and vibrates on the very long, slowly mounting finish, where the very fine-grained tannins reach the front teeth. Saline and firm but seamless and not at all dry. (Smith also showed me the 2006 version of this wine and this evolving but still-energetic wine was in a very happy place, displaying captivating spicy energy and lift to its sexy flavors of dark berries, musky minerals and flowers. This ripe, concentrated, tactile wine finishes with broad, mouthcoating tannins and a suggestion of chocolatey ripeness.) -Stephen Tanzer
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2016
93+ Possessing a pretty bouquet of cassis, spring flowers, lead pencil and licorice, the 2013 Ciel du Cheval Vineyard (39% Cabernet Franc, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Petit Verdot and the rest Merlot) is medium to... 93+ Possessing a pretty bouquet of cassis, spring flowers, lead pencil and licorice, the 2013 Ciel du Cheval Vineyard (39% Cabernet Franc, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Petit Verdot and the rest Merlot) is medium to full-bodied, with a tight, reserved style that will reward cellaring. It’s a beautiful wine that needs 3-4 years of bottle age and drunk over the following decade. - Jeb Dunnuck
WS 90
Wine Spectator, October 2016
Taut, tannic and toasty, with smoke, licorice and roasted meat overtones to the cherry flavors at the core, persisting against firm tannins. Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Merlot. Best after 2018... Taut, tannic and toasty, with smoke, licorice and roasted meat overtones to the cherry flavors at the core, persisting against firm tannins. Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Merlot. Best after 2018. 350 cases made. –HS
JJB 92
JJ Buckley, November 2016
Deep purple from core to rim. The nose brims with black fruit, plums and dusty earthiness with brown bramble. The palate is clean and elegant with supple, juicy black and blue fruits as well as a touch of earthiness and... Deep purple from core to rim. The nose brims with black fruit, plums and dusty earthiness with brown bramble. The palate is clean and elegant with supple, juicy black and blue fruits as well as a touch of earthiness and graphite. The bright core of fruit provides good depth, balanced by pleasant acidity and soft tannins. Drink now through 2020+.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country USA
Region Washington
Sub-region Columbia Valley
Vintage 2013