The LAST Tyrus Evan Ciel du Cheval Claret!
Made from one of Washington’s best vineyards, Ciel du Cheval, by one of the country’s most famous winemakers, Ken Wright. Priced to fly, once again.
Why so cheap? After more than a decade making Ciel du Cheval Claret, Ken decided to focus even more on Pinot noir. He canceled his fruit contract with Ciel du Cheval (much to the delight of the long waiting list for the vineyard’s amazing fruit) and priced the wine to make it move!
Opening with black cherry and red berry fruit exhibiting nice polish, picking up hints of tobacco, sage and black currant through the finish, which adds subtle grip.Ready to drink now with dinner and as a young wine, it will certainly improve with a little more time in bottle. 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 7% Petit Verdot.
Since the start of Tyrus Evan (2003), Ken has made a Claret from Ciel du Cheval Vineyard on Red Mountain, one of Washington's most celebrated sites.
Since the start, Ken has made a Claret from Ciel du Cheval Vineyard on Red Mountain, one of Washington's most celebrated sites. But when your focus is making 10-plus single vineyard Pinots, your Washington red blend may end up taking a back seat.
Ask any Oregon Pinot fan if they've heard of Ken Wright and at least 90% would answer yes. Ken's eponymous label is one of the Willamette Valley's best known vintners.
Ask Washington wine fans about Tyrus Evan and, well, you'll likely not find similar results. Sure, Tyrus Evan has received some great press for Syrah (95 points from Wine Spectator for the 2008 vintage) but they still fly well under the radar. Few make the connection between world-famous Ken Wright and Tyrus Evan but both are made by Ken in Carlton, Oregon. In 2003, Wright launched Tyrus Evan (the middle names of his two sons, to add further obscurity) as a complementary winery to Ken Wright Cellars, at which only non-Willamette Valley wines would be made. The fruit is sourced from southern Oregon and Washington, with a decreasing percentage coming from Southern Oregon.