2014 Ciel du Cheval
- Robert Parker Wine Advocate

2014 Ciel Du Cheval

As one of the most Iconic Vineyards on red Mountain, Ciel du Cheval Vineyard continues to produce wine that shows the structure and restraint that highlights the terroir. This is the second consecutive year that we have used just Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and we are still very happy with the results. This wine is a stunning example of how Merlot and Cab Franc have just as much potential in WA State as Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2014 vintage has a lot of similarities to the 2012 vintage in terms of the style of wines made. They possess a great mid-palate depth and concentration. The season started out with a very dry winter, that led into a very warm July (though no major heat spikes) and August. September and October where noticeably warmer than previous vintages which led to a more condensed growing season. This vintage has produced wines that, despite the heat, maintain an extraordinary level of finesse and balance.

61% Merlot, 39% Cabernet Franc

Ciel Du Cheval

Red Mountain

Average Age of Vines:
27 Years

Time in Barrels:
8 Months (35% New French Oak, 65% Neutral French Oak)

Bottling Date:
May 2016

Bottling Date:
May 2016

Release Date:
February 2019

Total Production:


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