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43% Mourvèdre
39% Grenache
18% Syrah


Columbia Valley AVA


Drink Now or Age 8+ Years


Ciel du Cheval

2021 Le Dessein

Our 2021 Le Dessein is packed full of vibrant fruit aromas like wild strawberry, black plum and fresh raspberry. The palate begins softly and effortlessly transitions to a plush mid-palate backed by energetic acid, and finishes with broad tannins. Syrah contributes a gamey quality and sweet smoke, while the Mourvèdre brings big brambly flavors. The Grenache brightens the blend and is responsible for candied red fruit flavors.  Drink now or cellar confidently for 8+ years.


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93 Points

— Tim Fish, Wine Spectator

93 Points

A graceful, detailed blend, with supple raspberry and blueberry flavors accented by garrigue, licorice and black pepper. Ends with polished tannins. Mourvèdre, Grenache and Syrah. Drink now through 2031.

March 2024

Additional Scores:


James Suckling




Wine Enthusiast

Pairing Suggestion

Spanish Paella — Roasted, spice-driven vegetable dishes like Spanish Paella, Morrocan Chicken or Smoked Cauliflower Steaks are fantastic pairing options. We recommend avoiding seafoods, however Tuna and even Salmon with rich sauces can pair nicely.

Behind the Wine

2021 Le Dessein

Nowhere is crafting a wine of intention more evident than in Le Dessein (the purpose), a wine mirrored after traditional Southern Rhone-style blends. This wine combines old world characteristics with the focus and ripe terroir of the Columbia Valley. In the true spirit of its namesake, the goal in crafting Le Dessein is for the expression of each varietal to be elevated within the blend. First vintage 2005, (formerly known as Métier).

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Boushey Vineyard



Cold soaked for 24-36 hours. Fermented on skin 10-12 days. Individual lots aged separately for 15 months before barrel selected for the blend just prior to bottling. 100% Large format and neutral barrels.