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2016 Canvasback US Red Blend "Ciel du Cheval Vineyard"

Canvasback 2016 Ciel du Cheval Red Wine

Winery: Canvasback

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Ciel du Cheval Vineyard"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot & 1% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Red Mountain

State or country: WA

Price: $70

Cases produced: 480

KWG Score: 90 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (94)

Review date: September 27, 2020

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon based blend was a hit with the Tasting Panel. It opens with a cherry and sandalwood bouquet with hints mild cedar, saddle leather and saw dust. On the palate, this wine is medium plus bodied, well-balanced, a little tight and smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty cherry and mild caramel blend with notes of black tea and cedar. We also detected hints of plum, oak, gentle minerality and chocolate towards the end. The finish is dry and its flavors and moderate tannins build-up and last for a very long time. We would suggest decanting this wine in the near term and pairing it with a well-marbled ribeye or braised short ribs. We also thought that if you were not in a hurry, it would benefit for cellaring. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: This plush and graceful wine from the famed old vines of Ciel du Cheval Vineyard reveals aromas of ripe strawberry, raspberry, Bing cherry and brown sugar. As it evolves in the glass, sophisticated notes of saffron, black tea and clove add nuance and depth. On the palate, dramatic flavors of cassis and graphite meld with layers of savory spice, while firm acids and plush tannins provide an elegant framework that carries the wine to a long, harmonious finish.

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