Seattle, Washington, $44.99
Ciel du Cheval Vineyard
Toasted spice, graphite, dried flowers and mulled black fruits all emerge from the 2014 Ciel du Cheval Vineyard, which is a blend of one-third each of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, with 25% Merlot and 9% Petit Verdot. It's medium to full-bodied, elegant and complex on the palate, with sweet tannin and a beautiful finish. Wine Advocate, 231.
Another wine that has plenty of upside, the 2014 Tapteil Vineyard (50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet France and 25% Merlot) has a darker style with lots of purple fruits, violets and sappy herb aromas and flavors. Concentrated, medium to full-bodied and tannic, it needs 2-3 years of bottle age and will drink beautifully for a decade or more. Wine Advocate, 231.