2016 Ciel Du Cheval RED_754X250
- Robert Parker Wine Advocate
- Jeb Dunnuck Jebdunnuck.com

2016 Ciel du Cheval

We continue to see merit in keeping the blend of this wine close to a 50-50 split of Merlot and Cab Franc. These two varietals play off each other very well and create a much more focused version of this wine while still retaining a full structure and complexity without the addition of Cab Sauv. The 2016 Vintage in Washington State started out quick during the spring, but in early June the weather returned to normal and thus lead to a start date of September 12th for picking. Harvest continued until October 25th with Cabernet Sauvignon from Two Blondes vineyard coming in. Right away we saw the high potential of the fruit and how this vintage would end up being another great vintage for us.

57% Merlot, 43% Cabernet Franc

Ciel Du Cheval

Red Mountain

Average Age of Vines:

Time in Barrels:
8 months (25% New French Oak, 75% Neutral French Oak)

Bottling Date:
May 2018

Bottling Date:
May 2018

Release Date:
Feb 2021

Total Production:


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