DeLille Cellars Chaleur Blanc 2018


Right off the bat, there’s bouquet of white pepper, lemongrass, brioche, grapefruit, caramelized pineapple and vanilla followed by sweet grass and white flowers. The mouth follows with almond butter, pineapple upside down cake, apple crisp and campfire smoke framing the dried fruit and honey. Wow, this vintage is complex and generously flavored – an outstanding Chaleur Blanc

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Winery Profile:
Founded in 1992, Delille Cellars is Washington’s Cult Wines, famous for its Bordeaux style wines, and was quoted by Robert Parker as “The Lafite Rothschild of Washington Estate”. It holds a position in the “Top 100” Guides of Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast as well as being honoured as Wine Enthusiast Wine Star – Top Five American Wineries, and was one of the first five wineries in Washington State to receive Robert Parker’s 5-star/Outstanding rating. They were recently named as Top 100 Winery in the World for two consecutive years (2017, 2018) by Wine and Spirits Magazine. In 2018, it achieved the highest ever unmatched auction lot bid in the history of the Auction of Washington Wines.

Since the foundation of the estate in 1992, DeLille Cellars has predominantly focused on Bordeaux varieties grown on nine different vineyards spanning the Yakima Valley and Red Mountains  AVAs: Harrison Hill, Grand Ciel, Klipsun, Boushey, Ciel du Cheval, Red Willow, Upchurch and Stillwater Creek. DeLille Cellars has held the rights to Harrison Hill vineyard since 1994, which is today part of the Snipes Mountains AVA. Snipes Mountain is known for its unique topography, high elevations and soils that differentiate it from the rest of the Yakima Valley AVA. The Harrison Hill vineyard was first planted to Cabernet Sauvignon in 1962 and features the second oldest Cabernet Sauvignon vines in the state of Washington.

Region: Washington, Usa
Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
Volume: 750ml