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2014 Seven Hills Red Blends or Varietals "Ciel du Cheval"

Seven Hills 2014 Ciel du Cheval

Winery: Seven Hills

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Ciel du Cheval"

Wine Category: Red Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 17% Petit Verdot & 7% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Red Mountain

State or country: WA

Price: $55

Cases produced: 848

KWG Score: 91.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: December 6, 2017

Wine Review: This pitch black colored big boy blend from Washington State opens with a blackberry and black olive bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, round and very rich. The flavor profile is a mineral infused blackberry and black licorice blend with notes of black olive and oak. The finish is dry and its fruit, minerality and dusty tannins stick around for quite some time. This wine benefited greatly from aeration. I would decant it for 30 minutes and serve it with a cowboy 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.

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