November 10, 2018

the Best of Delille Cellars! 

1. 2016 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Blanc Columbia Valley - blend of 68% Sauvignon Blanc & 32% Sémillon
Pops on the nose, with white grapefruit, guava, toast, fig, pineapple & herb notes. The flavors are rich & fruit-filled yet exquisitely balanced, with a knee-buckling texture & a warm finish. It’s a standout. Editors' Choice Rated 92 Wine Enthusiast Magazine

2. 2014 DeLille Cellars Merlot Yakima Valley
The 2014 DeLille Cellars Merlot is a limited production wine that is an absolute stunner by superstar winemakers Jason Gorski & Chris Upchurch. This awesome Merlot wine was sourced from the Klipsun, DuBrul, Red Willow & Upchurch vineyards. This gorgeous new release Merlot begins with black cherry, black raspberry, black tea, coffee grounds & suggestions of graphite. There are rich flavors of black cherry, cassis, anise, Turkish coffee & suggestions of red bell pepper. The poise, intensity & elegance is really wonderful. Allow this another year in the bottle for everything to settle. Rated 94 International Wine Report

3. 2015 DeLille Cellars Four Flags Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Four Flags comes from the top four vineyards in any vintage & in 2015 is 30% Grand Ciel, 30% Upchurch, 25% Ciel du Cheval, & the rest from Klipsun. It’s a rich, powerful wine that offers boatloads of ripe black cherries, crushed violets, incense, & Asian spice aromatics. Rich, full-bodied, supple, & impressively concentrated, it shows the ripe yet focused/elegant style of the vintage. Rated 94 Jeb Dunnock (JD)

4. 2015 Delille Cellars Doyenne Red Mountain - blend 60% Syrah & 40% Cabernet Sauvignon
Based on a 60/40 split of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, offers lots of darker fruits, graphite, peppery spice and a kiss of leather on the nose. These carry to a sweetly fruited, fresh, lively red that shines for its balance and purity. It’s going to drink nicely right out of the gate, yet keep for a decade. Rated 91 JD

5. 2015 DeLille Cellars Malbec Red Willow Vineyard Yakima
The 2015 Malbec Red Willow Vineyard is one of the finest Malbec coming from the state. Offering up a huge nose of blueberries, blackberries, crushed flowers, toasty oak, & Asian spices, this beauty is full-bodied, has a seductive, ripe, layered texture, sweet tannin, & a great finish. It’s a rocking good wine to enjoy over the coming 5-7 years. Rated 94 JD

6. 2015 DeLille Cellars Signature Syrah Yakima
(This wine), which includes 2% Viognier comes from Ciel du Cheval, Grand Ciel, & Boushey Vineyards & was completely destemmed & aged in 20% new French oak. It’s another Rhône look alike & offers classic notes of blackberries, black olives, bacon fat, & peppery herbs. It’s medium-bodied, fresh, nicely concentrated, & balanced, with present, yet ripe, tannin. It will keep for a decade. Rated 91 JD