Columbia Crest Horse Heaven Hills 2010 Red Wine, $11.99-$14.99, 86 points (Varietals are 80% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Syrah), is dark red in color with violet tones.
The aroma is very floral and carries its floral dominance to the flavor profile; I've had $40 bottles of wine like this, and this one has as much elegance as any of them, but florality beyond the nuanced subtleties are to me like Chamomile, Jasmine, and Hibiscus teas and have never had a strong appeal to me unless I'm sick. Take this as a caveat, and if I did have an affinity for those teas, I would probably score this wine nearer 88 points.
Other aromas are hints of leather and horse-hair (psychological? maybe).
A medium to medium-plus body has fair acidity and light tannin, but carries these with all that floral-flavor with some plum into a rather weak finish.
Les Chevaux is French for "The horses".
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