Justin's Thoughts: Our best Ciel yet! The wine had great vibrancy and balance on the nose and palate. It displays a great bouquet of ripe huckleberries and cassis intertwined with baking spices and a bit of earth. The palate has great volume and weight, with rounded tannins and an acidity that keeps the wine bright and vibrant. It is a great example of the power Red Mountain can bring, with a bit more finesse that Ciel du Cheval is known for bringing to this AVA.