2003 Ciel du Cheval Vineyard : Red Mountain
This wine is equal parts Cab and Merlot from one of the most exciting vineyards in the state. The Petit Verdot was wonderful this year…can you tell our winemaker, Tim Narby, felt compelled to load as much as he could into this wonderful vineyard designated blend. Petit Verdot contributes much to the deep color and floral notes of this wine.
34% Cabernet Sauvignon
16% Cabernet Franc
16% Petit Verdot
Bottled on 8/14/05. This wine was aged for 23 months in oak barrels; 84% new oak, 68% new Saury French oak, 16% new Euro from Alain Fouquet; 150 cases were produced.