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The balance between fruit and structure is well played out in this vintage. The classic and austere qualities that th...Read more...
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Food Pairings for Andrew Will Red Bordeaux Blend Red Mountain Ciel du Cheval Vineyard
Andrew Will is definitely a benchmark winery for this region and Ciel du Cheval a benchmark vineyard. Together the make a wonderful example of a "Right Bank" style Bordeaux Blend. Words like sharp, focused and precise come to mind when drinking this wine. It's wine in HD. Cab Franc brings his herby, minerally soul to the party counterpointed by Merlots soft supple texture and generous red and black fruit. This wine has plenty of structure for additional cellaring but is drinking quite nicely now.
The balance between fruit and structure is well played out in this vintage. The classic and austere qualities that this vineyard has each year are well drawn out. As with most American wines, this wine projects more fruit in its youth than its European reflections. Over time we will see this difference shrink as the wines move (hopefully) into more complex incarnations of themselves. We would like to see this wine well stored for three or four years. As is almost always true with Andrew Will wines you can enjoy them now, but they will provide greater complexity over time.
1408 cases produced.
Aged 21 months in French Oak.
Notes: 35% New
|Alcohol: 14.5%||pH: 3.5|
|Total Acidity: .51 grams per liter|
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