Seven Hills, Ciel de Cheval, Bordeaux Red Blend, Red Mountain, 2013
| ABV 14.5%
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This Bordeaux Blend wine is Seven Hills’ 13th vintage from the famed Ciel du Cheval Vineyard on Red Mountain, one of the oldest and most proven vineyards in the Northwest. Each varietal was picked and vinified separately, then blended and returned to barrel for an additional year and a half before bottling. This early assemblage allows for the wine to be less a composed wine of its varietal parts and more a singular representation of place. A deep violet colour, the nose is heavy and brooding, displaying fresh baked blackberry cobbler with hints of earth and spice. The palate is full and opulent, with substantial dusty, chewy tannins well integrated and sufficiently balanced with rich flavours of baked cherry, blue plums, earth and creamy oak. Already delicious and maturing nicely, it will age gracefully for at least ten years more.