2004 Andrew Will Horse Heaven Hills Champoux Vineyard: 44% Champoux Block Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, and 9% Petit Verdot.

Fruit driven, cassis and other dark fruit, leather, a touch of sage leaf, maybe even a hint of matchstick (over sulphered?) Tannins are a little rough, and the wine seems a tad disjointed. Perhaps a little time in the bottle will bring this wine together. 89-91 pts.
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Agreed - they're definitely friendly with a few years. I'm planning on cracking an '02 Ciel du Cheval in a few weeks and have high hopes based on my last bottle about 2 years ago.

mneeley490 - what was the vintage of that Merlot that you took to the offline at mattach's place awhile back?

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