2007 Chaleur Estate 1.5L eng
RED MOUNTAIN AVA
The 2007 Chaleur Estate is sensational. Coming mostly from Ciel du Cheval and a classic blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and the balance Petit Verdot, it was raised all in new French oak barrels. Full-bodied, concentrated and expansive, with a palate-saturating texture that keeps you coming back to the glass, it boasts fabulous notes of crème de cassis, graphite, crushed flowers and spice. This is a great vintage in Washington State and this 2007 has richness, depth and intensity, with no sensation of weight. It’s already hard to resist, but it will cruise in the cellar.
- Jeb Dunnuck for Robert Parker