Andrew Will Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Red Mountain 2007 Red Wine, $50.99-$59.99, 93 points, 45% Cabernet Franc, 40% Merlot, and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, has a
dark red to deep purple color with a clear rim, but this wine trails near black at the core.
As I poured this wine, waves of blackberry and purple grape flowered upwards with just a hint of alcohol (14.5%).
With fair acidity, and smooth tannin, this near full bodied dry red wine exudes elegance, dressed in floral raiment and rich black berry, licorice, and mellow spice that is only intensified with a touch of heat on the long finish train.
Though this red wine was wonderful as a stand alone wine, it overpowered my rare spicy strip-steak; I'll have to pair it with something a bit more dominant.
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