2012 Merlot - Ciel du Cheval Vineyard : Red Mountain
Ciel du Cheval Vineyard is one of the premier vineyards in Washington State. Located in the AVA of Red Mountain it is blessed with warm days and cool nights that ensure mature ripe flavors will dominate. We expect luxurious wines with firm structure from Ciel Du Cheval and this Merlot is no exception. The richness of dark berry flavors marry and stream through a complex finish that lingers. We thank Jim Holmes and Ryan Johnson for their fine fruit during a wonderful vintage that can spend considerable time in a proper cellar. Enjoy!
Bottled on 7/27/14; 50 cases were produced; Alcohol: 14.71%; pH 3.63, TA 5.63 g/L.
100% Merlot (Ciel du Cheval Vineyard)
Barrels: This wine was aged for 22 months in Export style barrels of 50% new French oak from Tonnellerie Vernou and the balance seasoned French oak from Ton. Vernou.