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2017 Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Red Wine

2017 Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Red Wine

In some ways Jim Holmes, who took a leap of faith in planting Ciel du Cheval Vineyard in the early 1970s, is a master blender himself. In the past 40 years, he has tinkered with the various varietals and trellising methods, monitored and measured the nutrients and moisture levels, and then witnessed winemakers take his hard work and turn it in to wines that he would call “an expression of place”. His blending in the vineyard, which would entail finding the perfect site for each varietal, is showcased in the Ciel du Cheval Red Wine, where Charlie has chosen select varietals and blended them together to express the place Jim built so many years ago. Drink now through 2027.

302 cases produced.

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
40% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 16% Petit Verdot
Appellation
Red Mountain
Vineyard Designation
Ciel du Cheval Vineyard
Aging
8% New French Oak
Fermentation
16% 2 Ton Open Top Tank
Bottling Date
July 2019
Alcohol %
13.9
Wine Profile
Production Notes
302 cases produced
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