Consistent year after year, this blend of 67% Sauvignon Blanc and 33% Sémillon is modeled after top-flight white Bordeaux. Deep gold, toasty and scented with olive oil, walnuts and loam, it hits the palate full-on with a rainbow of flavors: citrus, stone and tropical fruits, all accented with toast, oil and nuts from barrel aging. Riveting, delicious and unique.
DeLille’s take on a first-growth Bordeaux Blanc really shines in this excellent vintage. Toasty and firm, it captures the lushness of the Sémillon fruit while mixing in bright citrus. The barrel aging adds warm brioche, toasted almond and caramel. There is just a tiny suggestion of honey in the finish, a rush of tropical fruits.
Perfect balance is evident in this tightly wound, refined and smooth-drinking Bordeaux-style blend. Made using two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon, this is fragrant, stylish and polished, with dark fruit flavors that are dotted with notes of spring herb and black olive.
Marvelous scents of violet and crushed rock set this wine apart from the rest of the DeLille releases. Intensely fruity, with flavors of ripe cherry and cherry pit, it layers toasted coconut and barrel spice notes on the powerful finish.
A rich, golden, toasty, hedonistic wine. Ripe and loaded with gorgeous fruit: sweet citrus, pineapple, grapefruit, peach and stone fruit. As it moves through the palate it’s laced with smoke and toast, while the fruit core expands into marmalade and tupelo honey, and the wine grows unctuous and creamy. Doesn’t taste like a young wine, but it certainly will continue…
Chaleur Estate is DeLille’s finest red wine; this vintage is more refined, elegant and precise than ever before. The 2005 is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot; it’s especially ripe and expressive. Lovely details of ripe cherry, plum and cassis fruit are dappled with intriguing grace notes of sweet grass, fresh herb and…
The winery set out some years back to make a Washington equivalent of classified Bordeaux, and no one has come closer. Winemaker Chris Upchurch captures the lead pencil/cigarbox nuances of Pauillac, and uses the deep, dark, slightly bitter black-cherry fruit to full advantage. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, this may well be the best wine…
This is a 60/40 blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon, barrel fermented in 100% new French oak and aged on the lees with occasional batonnage. This rich, expansive, elegant, bone-dry white wine has wonderful intensity and layer upon layer of subtle spice. Polished fruit, light herbs, a seamless mouthfeel and a creamy, structured finish make this wine just about…