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2015 Seven Hills US Red Blend "Ciel du Cheval Vineyard"

Seven Hills 2015 Ciel du Cheval

Winery: Seven Hills

Vintage: 2015

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Ciel du Cheval Vineyard"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 13% Petit Verdot & 10% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Red Mountain

State or country: WA

Price: $55

Cases produced: 640

KWG Score: 91.4 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: January 1, 2019

Wine Review: This midnight purple colored blend from Washington opens with a very fragrant blackberry jam with hints of boysenberry. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, acidic and very fruit forward. The flavor profile is a fruit explosion in your mouth, displaying an extracted blackberry and black cherry blend with notes of minerality and oak. I also detected hints of black tea, black pepper and red plum. The finish is loaded with monster tannins that need time or serious decanting to be resolved. I would sit on this young wine for a while, but it you can't resist decant it for an hour + and serve it with a ribeye steak. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The wine is a deep red color, transitioning to magenta around the edges. The nose is heavy and brooding, displaying fresh baked blackberry cobbler with hints of earth and spice. The palate is full and opulent, with substantial dusty, chewy tannins well integrated and sufficiently balanced with rich flavors of baked cherry, blue plums, earth and creamy oak. It is delicious now and it will improve substantially in the first few years of cellaring, and will age gracefully for at least ten years.

Organic status: not organic

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