2019 Ciel du Cheval Cuvee
50% Roussanne | 50% Viognier
Vineyard Sources: Ciel du Cheval Vineyard, Red Mountain
Aging and Barrel Program: Aged for 6 months in neutral oak. The vessel adding to the body of the wine, but the fruit is the workhorse and what is showcased.
Dominant Flavors: Pear, honey, white peach, lemon peel, white pepper, herbs, mineral
Repeating itself just like past vintages the 2019 Cuvee is once again precisely crafted. It has a well-focused frame or backbone from the Roussanne along with featuring mineral and white pepper accents to the white peach and ripe citrus flavors the Viognier. This is fueled by prominent acidity that needs some time to integrate fully. Nevertheless, this shows its consistent pedigree, with a long and beautiful, however complex finish.
Temperature: Chilled | Decant: Not needed
Enjoy now or lay down 3 to 5+ years
Medium to acidity and full bodied, this gem can be enjoyed with buttery meats like lobster, crab, or pâté. Wonderful with cream sauces or spicy, Asian cuisine. Cheeses? Fondue, Comtè, or baked Brie drizzled with fruit & nuts.