2014 Old Vines Reviews Vineyards Past Vintages
          

Vineyard Source

Ciel du Cheval, Red Mountain
Red Willow, Yakima Valley
Phinny Hill, Horse Heaven Hills


Blend

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol

14.9%

Release Date

February 11, 2017

Production

200 Cases

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Tasting Notes

“A wine that wasn’t made in 2013, as they didn’t feel they had the quality, the 2014 Old Vines Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic, old school, Washington state Cabernet that gives up big, rich notes of dark fruits, chocolate, truffle and licorice. This full-bodied, concentrated 2014 has notable tannic grip, a big mid-palate and a great finish. It will evolve nicely for 4-5 years than drink nicely for more than 10-15 years.” Jeb Dunnuck

(93-95+) Points, The Wine Advocate


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$65.00

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Wine Advocate

(93-95+) Points (June 2016)

"
A wine that wasn’t made in 2013, as they didn’t feel they had the quality, the 2014 Old Vines Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic, old school, Washington state Cabernet that gives up big, rich notes of dark fruits, chocolate, truffle and licorice. This full-bodied, concentrated 2014 has notable tannic grip, a big mid-palate and a great finish. It will evolve nicely for 4-5 years than drink nicely for more than 10-15 years." Jeb Dunnuck


 
          

Ciel du Cheval

Owned and operated by Jim Holmes and managed by Ryan Johnson, Ciel du Cheval has helped pave the way for the fine wine grapes on Red Mountain. With 120 acres under vine, Ciel du Cheval is a major contributor to Mark Ryan wines. The very first vintages of Dead Horse and Long Haul were packed with fruit from Ciel du Cheval, a tradition that continues to this day.

Balancing polish and refinement in its power and depth, Ciel represents a feminine compliment to Klipsun's brazen muscularity. The vines are planted in a fan trellis system, which provides a more-dense canopy to shield the clusters from the intense heat of the site. This style of management allows the grape's sugars to develop harmoniously with its concentration and physiological ripeness, showcasing deep fruit flavors balanced with non-fruit complexity.

Red Willow 

Red Willow vineyard is one of the oldest vineyards in the state, a true Washington pioneer. Owned and operated by Mike Sauer, his wife Karen, sons Jonathan and Daniel, and son-in-law Rick Willsey, Red Willow remains a family operation. The vineyard is located on the Yakama Indian Reservation, on steep south-facing slopes in the Cascade foothills, in the Yakima Valley AVA. The first wine grapes were planted in 1973 under the direction of Dr. Walt Clore. Red Willow represents classical non-fruit qualities with stunning balance and grace.