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Varietal

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Appellation

Red Mountain AVA

Aging

Drink 2018-2033

Vineyard

Grand Ciel

2010 Grand Ciel Cabernet 1.5L Engraved

Cabernet Sauvignon

Expressing a deep and dark fruit-scented nose of black cherries and black currants layered with lavender, hoisin spice and earthy loam notes. The bouquet reveals anise seed, cedar and Provence herbs as well. The flavor mirrors this complexity with Bing cherries, raspberries, red currants, cedar spice, toasty meringue and pie dough. Structurally this wine showcases the pedigree of the vineyard.  There is a wonderful combination of concentration, elegance and a sense of perfect ripeness.  The fruit and spices bask in youthful tannins continuing to an endless finish — I love the mouthwatering savory nature of this wine. It is built to age.

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95 Points

— Stephen Tanzer

95 Points

This is pure liquid pleasure and somehow remains light on its feet

Additional Scores:

94

Vinous

92

Wine Spectator

Pairing Suggestion

Taleggio Ravioli with Wine Braised Lamb Shank, Butternut Squash and Cipollini Onion Rings — Grand Ciel Cabernet Sauvignon also pairs well with earthy vegetables, Beef Short Ribs, Venison Cheeks, Lamb Shanks and Burgers.

Behind the Wine

2010 Grand Ciel Cabernet 1.5L Engraved

Grand Ciel Cabernet is a single vineyard, single varietal and single clone Cabernet from our estate vineyard on Red Mountain. Every detail of our vineyard has been designed to produce the highest quality fruit from the unique climate and soil of this prestigious AVA known for ripe and structured Cabernet. Our rigorous selection process only permits a small portion of grapes to become part of Grand Ciel.

Vineyards

Grand Ciel is DeLille’s Estate Vineyard in the Red Mountain AVA.

Vineyards

Winemaking

Cold soaked 24-36 hours, fermented 14-16 days on skin, aged 20 months in 100% French oak (100% new) and aged in bottle 18 months prior to release.