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DeLille Chaleur Blanc 2021

America, Washington

The 2021 Chaleur Blanc showcases Sauvignon Blanc in its v INT AGE youth, presenting a beautiful pale yellow color with hints of green and aromas of golden hay, grapefruit, and a whisper of tropical fruit. Six months of aging in French oak contributes alluring aromas of forest floor, chocolate mint and savory baked brioche. Fresh white peach fruit flavors combine with thyme on the palate, with a wonderful round presence from the cooperage. Although moderate for acidity versus recent vintages, there is plenty of energy to this wine, promising enjoyment for at least a decade. 

Country America
Region Washington
Appellation Columbia Valley
Winery DeLille Cellars
Vintage 2021
Color White
Varietal(s) 67% Sauvignon Blanc, 33% Semillon
¥6,490  (incl. tax)

The 2021 Chaleur Blanc showcases Sauvignon Blanc in its v INT AGE youth, presenting a beautiful pale yellow color with hints of green and aromas of golden hay, grapefruit, and a whisper of tropical fruit. Six months of aging in French oak contributes alluring aromas of forest floor, chocolate mint and savory baked brioche. Fresh white peach fruit flavors combine with thyme on the palate, with a wonderful round presence from the cooperage. Although moderate for acidity versus recent vintages, there is plenty of energy to this wine, promising enjoyment for at least a decade. 

Country America
Region Washington
Appellation Columbia Valley
Winery DeLille Cellars
Vintage 2021
Color White
Varietal(s) 67% Sauvignon Blanc, 33% Semillon
Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.9%
Product Code 1205121
UPC 7-99419-01013-6
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).