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DeLille Chaleur Estate Red 2019

America, Washington

Our 2019 Chaleur Estate may be the most powerful and concentrated wine of the vintage for DeLille.  The foundation of old vine Cabernet Sauvignon (64%) from Ciel du Cheval provides an intense, deep richness.  Creme de cassis, marionberry, leather and clove meld to create the initial perfume.  The Merlot (24%) from Klipsun Vineyard brings even more opulence and roundness to the blend, while adding notes of lingonberry, bay leaf and mocha. Cabernet Franc (10%) adds spice and freshness, while the Petit Verdot (2%) offers an ambrosial lift.  Decant and enjoy over several hours.  If cellaring, this gem has the bones to go the distance.

Country America
Region Washington
Appellation Red Mountain
Winery DeLille Cellars
Vintage 2019
Color Red
Varietal(s) 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
¥15,950  (incl. tax)

Our 2019 Chaleur Estate may be the most powerful and concentrated wine of the vintage for DeLille.  The foundation of old vine Cabernet Sauvignon (64%) from Ciel du Cheval provides an intense, deep richness.  Creme de cassis, marionberry, leather and clove meld to create the initial perfume.  The Merlot (24%) from Klipsun Vineyard brings even more opulence and roundness to the blend, while adding notes of lingonberry, bay leaf and mocha. Cabernet Franc (10%) adds spice and freshness, while the Petit Verdot (2%) offers an ambrosial lift.  Decant and enjoy over several hours.  If cellaring, this gem has the bones to go the distance.

Country America
Region Washington
Appellation Red Mountain
Winery DeLille Cellars
Vintage 2019
Color Red
Varietal(s) 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14.3%
Product Code 1209119
UPC 7-99419-02012-8
Winery

Winery Description

Robert Parker has called DeLille Cellars the “Lafite Rothschild of Washington State.”  It is no coincidence that this boutique winery is often compared with First-Growth Bordeaux Chateaux.  DeLille Cellars is dedicated to handcrafting elegant wines in the Bordeaux  style, using only the very finest hand sorted grape clusters to make their wine.  These sophisticated wines are made to uncompromising standards of quality.  All of the wines are aged in new French oak and are bottled unfiltered.  Winemaker Chris Upchurch talks in terms of ‘complete wine’, with qualities like opulence, mouthfeel, balance and elegance.  Chris’ goal is simple: to blend the very best hand-crafted, Bordeaux style red and white wines made in the state of Washington.  A satestament to his success, DeLille set the record for the highest price paid for a bottle of Washington State wine at auction ($16,000 in 1997).