2012 Cabernet Franc Ciel du Cheval Vineyard, Red Mountain


Deep in color this highly-concentrated wine has a nose that exudes black fruits, including blackberries and plums. The fruit is balanced with a touch of oak aroma. The mid-palate is as intense as the nose and the mouthfeel has the dense and supple tannins that are characteristic of Red Mountain. 196 cases. Learn more ...

Varietal100% Cabernet Franc
Varietal Composition38% FPS 03
31% ENTAV 214
31% ENTAV 327
AppellationRed Mountain
VineyardCiel du Ceval
DesignationCiel du Cheval Vineyard
Acid.55 g/ 100 ml
Aging22 months in 50% New French Oak and 50% Neutral Oak
Fermentation100% Open Top Fermenter
Wine StyleRed Wine
Volume750 ml

2012 Production Team

A grower owned winery, Côtes de Ciel was founded in 2012 by the Holmes family of Ciel du Cheval Vineyards. At Côtes de Ciel, we believe that all wine starts its journey in the vineyard and moves through the winery. Throughout this process, many people make a significant contribution and impact on the wine. Below are a few of the key people that impacted the 2012 vintage.


Richard Holmes Winemaker
Ryan Johnson Vineyard Manger
Elizabeth Jones Assistant Vineyard Manager
Jim and Pat Holmes   Grapegrower
Charlies Hoppes Consultant - Winemaking
Mitch Venohr Consultant - WInemaking
Hilary Sojlund Consultant - Enology

2012 Cabernet Franc Ciel du Cheval Vineyard, Red Mountain
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