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Date Printed: 7/24/2014
Cadence Red Mountain Ciel du Cheval 2004
Cadence Red Mountain Ciel du Cheval 2004
(search item no. 94558)
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 7/24/2014: $46.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

51% Cabernet Sauvignon 24% Cabernet Franc, 19 % Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot

This year's blend is weighted more heavily to Cabernet Sauvignon than last year, and it is immediately apparent with the depth of the black fruit, spice and tobacco nose. Elegant, powerful, plush, and deep all describe the blueberry, blackberry and spicy palate. The finish lingers, carried by a rather more powerful tannic structure than normal for Ciel. 415 case production

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About Cadence:

Cadence is dedicated to showcasing the finest vineyard sites in Washington State. Their Bordeaux-styled blends are their interpretation of the best qualities reflected in Washington's greatest vineyard terroir. Cadence's winemaking philosophy is based on the belief that blending creates a balanced wine of greater character than the individual components. Their wines express the power, intensity or elegance of the vineyard reflected in the characteristics of the varietals on the vineyard site.