2017 Cadence Ciel du Cheval Vineyard

Proprietary Blend - 750ML
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JD 93 WE 93 VN 92 W&S 92
JD 93

jebdunnuck.com, April 2020

The 2017 Ciel Du Cheval comes from one of the top sites on Red Mountain and is a blend of 42% Cabernet Franc, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Petit Verdot, and 8% Merlot. Giving up notes of dried tobacco, new leather...
WE 93

Wine Enthusiast, December 2020

Cabernet Franc (42%) is in the lead on this wine, with Cabernet Sauvignon (33%), Petit Verdot (17%) and Merlot following. Brooding aromas of black currant, anise, dried and fresh herb, scorched earth and boysenberry lead...
VN 92

Vinous, December 2020

Bright, dark red. Cool scents of redcurrant, tobacco leaf, peppery herbs and licorice. Fine-grained and concentrated, offering lovely subtle sweetness and spicy lift to the flavors of raspberry, redcurrant, tobacco...
W&S 92

Wine & Spirits, December 2020

This blend of cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, merlot and petit verdot is a big wine, with woozy cherry and plum flavors and a salty edge. Clean and frank, reined in with finessed tannins, it’s ideal for a steak. —P.J.C.


Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country USA
Region Washington
Sub-region Columbia Valley
Appellation Yakima Valley
Sub-appellation Red Mountain
Vintage 2017
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.4%
Closure Cork

This 2017 Cadence Ciel du Cheval Vineyard is a remarkable red wine that exemplifies the rich and complex flavors of the Red Mountain appellation in Washington's Columbia Valley. Crafted by the esteemed producer Cadence, this proprietary blend showcases the artistry and expertise of the winemaking team.

In the glass, this wine exhibits a deep, ruby-red color that hints at its intensity and concentration. The nose is immediately captivating, with enticing aromas of dried tobacco, new leather, and decadent chocolate. As the wine opens up, notes of dried soil and dark fruit emerge, adding depth and complexity to the bouquet.

On the palate, the 2017 Ciel du Cheval is medium to full-bodied, displaying a beautiful balance between its rich flavors and elegant structure. The blend is composed of 42% Cabernet Franc, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Petit Verdot, and 8% Merlot, each varietal contributing its unique characteristics to the blend. Ripe dark fruit flavors take center stage, accompanied by hints of blackcurrant, raspberry, and redcurrant. The wine's texture is velvety and refined, with fine-grained tannins that provide a firm yet approachable structure.

This classic Red Mountain Bordeaux blend has garnered high praise from wine critics. Jeb Dunnuck awarded it an impressive score of 93 points, noting its pure, balanced nature and predicting its ability to evolve gracefully over the next 15-20 years. Wine & Spirits also commended its big, luscious flavors and finessed tannins, recommending it as a perfect pairing for a juicy steak.

Vinous added to the accolades with a score of 92 points, describing the wine as bright and concentrated. Its flavors of redcurrant, tobacco, and cocoa powder are underscored by a subtle sweetness and an element of salinity. The Wine Enthusiast also awarded it 93 points, praising its brooding aromas, tightly packed structure, and mouthwatering flavors.

With an alcohol percentage of 14.4%, this wine showcases the power and elegance that can be achieved in Washington's Red Mountain region. It is recommended to cellar this wine for a few more years to fully appreciate its aromatic character and allow its vibrant primary fruit to open up further. However, for those who can't resist temptation, it can be enjoyed now with a hearty meal or savored on its own as a testament to the quality and craftsmanship of Cadence wines.