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DeLille Cellars

Awards and Acclaim

DeLille Cellars wines consistently receive top ratings and high praise.


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Archives:

 Stephen Tanzer for Vinous, November 2016 Reviews >

 

 

The Wine Advocate, Robert Parker, Jr. June 2016 - Issue 225

 

2013 Delille Cellars Four Flags Cabernet Sauvignon 95

2013 Delille Cellars Chaleur Estate 93

2014 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate Blanc 91 

2013 DeLille Cellars D2 Proprietary Red Wine 92

2013 DeLille Cellars Doyenne Aix 93

2013 Delille Cellars Grand Ciel Cabernet Sauvignon 95+

2014 DeLille Cellars Doyenne Roussanne 90

2012 DeLille Cellars Doyenne Syrah Grand Ciel Vineyard 95

2013 DeLille Cellars Doyenne Syrah Signature 92

 

Barrel Scores: 

2014 DeLille Cellars Harrison Hill (92-94)

2014 DeLille Cellars Grand Ciel (94-97)

Delille Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Shaw (94-97)

2014 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate (93-95)

2014 DeLille Cellars Merlot (92-94)

2014 DeLille Cellars Doyenne (91-93)

2014 DeLille Cellars Malbec Cab Quintessence (90-92)

2014 DeLille Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Four Flags (93-95)

2014 DeLille Cellars D2 Proprietary Red Wine (89-92)

2014 DeLille Cellars Malbec Red Willow (90-92)

2015 DeLille Cellars Roussanne (91-93)

2014 DeLille Cellars Metier (89-91)

 

 

 

The Wine Advocate, Robert Parker, Jr. June 2015 - Issue 219

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2012 Delille Cellars Grand Ciel Cabernet Sauvignon 96

2012 Delille Cellars Four Flags Cabernet Sauvignon 96

2012 Delille Cellars Chaleur Estate 95+

2013 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate Blanc 94 

2012 DeLille Cellars D2 Proprietary Red Wine 93

2012 DeLille Cellars Doyenne Aix 93

2012 DeLille Cellars Malbec 93

2012 DeLille Cellars Doyenne Métier Proprietary Red Blend 92

2013 DeLille Cellars Doyenne Roussanne 93

2012 DeLille Cellars Doyenne Syrah Grand Ciel Vineyard 93

2012 DeLille Cellars Doyenne Syrah Signature 93

 

Barrel Scores: 

2012 DeLille Cellars Harrison Hill (94-96)

2013 DeLille Cellars Grand Ciel (94-96)

2013 DeLille Cellars Harrison Hill (94-97)

2013 DeLille Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Four Flags (92-95)

2013 DeLille Cellars D2 Proprietary Red Wine (90-92)

2013 DeLille Cellars Doyenne Aix (90-92)


Antonio Galloni’s Vinous, Washington by Stephen Tanzer, November 2015
 

2014 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate Blanc 93 

2012 DeLille Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Ciel 93+

2012DeLille Cellars Red Wine Chaleur Estate 94+

2012 DeLille Cellars Syrah Doyenne Gran Ciel Vineyard 92+

2012 DeLille Cellars Red Wine D2 93+

2 014 DeLille Cellars Roussanne Doyenne 93

2012 DeLille Cellars Malbec Red Willow 91+

2012 DeLille Cellars Red Wine Doyenne Aix 93

2012 DeLille Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Four Flags 93

2012 DeLille Cellars Red Wine Harrison Hill 92+

2012 DeLille Cellars Syrah Doyenne Signature 92

2014 DeLille Cellars Rosé Doyenne 91

2013 DeLille Cellars Red Wine Doyenne Métier 91

 


 
September 2016

91 DeLille Cellars 2013 Four Flags Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain 

Tasting Note: Firm and chewy, with a green olive edge to the black cherry and rose petal flavors, coming together harmoniously against formidable tannins on the finish. Has presence and grace. Best from 2017 through 2023. 2,500 cases made. –HS

92 DeLille Cellars 2013 D2, Columbia Valley 

Tasting Note: Broad and open-textured, with tannins surrounding a plush core of green olive—accented dark plum, thyme and spice, lingering easily on the undulating finish. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2017 through 2023. 8,750 cases made. –HS

 

September 2015

91 DeLille Cellars 2012 D2, Columbia Valley

Broad and spicy, with pepper and clove notes weaving through the ripe cherry and herbal flavors, pushing against a blanket of fine tannins as the finish persists. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2017 through 2020. 5,500 cases made – Harvey Steiman

92 DeLille Doyenne 2012 Signature Syrah, Yakima Valley

Focused, concentrated and distinctive, offering a mélange of cherry, blueberry, floral and dusky spice flavors that keep up the pace as the finish persists against refined tannins. Best from 2017 through 2022. 1,000 cases made – Harvey Steiman

91 DeLille Doyenne 2012 Aix, Red Mountain

Focused, generous and harmonious, weaving blueberry, currant, cocoa and cream flavors into a taut package that pushes against gritty tannins as the finish lingers. Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2017 through 2020. 1,800 cases made – Harvey Steiman

 

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The Wine Advocate, Robert Parker, Jr. June 2015 - Issue 219 

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The Wine Advocate, Robert Parker, Jr. June 2014 - Issue 213

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Grand Ciel 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon 95

Delille Cellars 2011 Upchurch Cabernet Sauvignon 95+

Delille Cellars 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Four Flags 94

Delille Cellars 2012 Malbec 90

Doyenne 2012 Rose 90

Delille Cellars 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Upchurch Vineyard 95

Delille Cellars 2012 Chaleur Estate Blanc 92

Doyenne 2013 Roussanne 90

Grand Ciel 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon 95

Delille Cellars 2011 D2 93

Doyenne 2011 Metier 91

Grand Ciel 2011 Syrah 94

Grand Ciel 2012 Syrah 93

Delille Cellars 2011 Harrison Hill 94

Delille Cellars 2012 Harrison Hill 94

Doyenne 2011 AIX 92

Doyenne 2012 AIX 91

Delille Cellars 2011 Chaleur Estate 94

Delille Cellars 2012 Chaleur Estate 93

Doyenne 2011 Syrah Signature 93

Doyenne 2012 Syrah Signature 91

 
2014 The Seattle Wine Awards

Red Bordeaux style $35.01 & over:

Double Gold DeLille Cellars 2011 Chaleur Estate Rouge
Gold DeLille Cellars 2011 D2

Cabernet Sauvignon $35.01& over:

Double Gold DeLille Cellars 2011 Four Flags Cabernet Sauvignon
Double Gold DeLille Cellars 2010 Grand Ciel Cabernet Sauvignon

Red Proprietary Blend $35.01 & over:

Double Gold Doyenne 2011 AIX

Sauvignon Blanc and White Bordeaux style All Pricing:

Double Gold DeLille Cellars 2012 Chaleur Estate Blanc

 
The Wine Advocate, Robert Parker, Jr. Issue 207, June 27, 2013

95+ points – DeLille Cellars 2010 Grand Ciel Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain
“…powerful & concentrated; brilliantly rich aromas & flavors of smoked game, black currant, graphite, tobacco & crushed stone-like minerality.

95 points – DeLille Cellars 2009 Grand Ciel Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain
“…decadently styled, gamey aromas & flavors; full-bodied power & richness on the palate that never comes across as heavy.”

93-95 points – DeLille Cellars 2011 Four Flags Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain (tasted in barrel)
“Structured with plenty of spice box, cedar & tobacco leaf on the nose….full-bodied richness, serious tannin levels & brilliant purity of fruit.”

93-95 points – DeLille Cellars 2011 Chaleur Estate, Red Mountain (tasted in barrel)
“Medium to full-bodied profile with ripe tannin…clean, classically constructed feel. Already complex with another 15+ years of evolution.”

91-93 points – Doyenne 2011 AIX, Red Mountain (tasted in barrel)
“Pretty & elegant with a brambly core. Outstanding blend showing plushness of Syrah & classic focused feel of Cabernet Sauvignon.”

90-92 points – DeLille Cellars 2011 D2, Columbia Valley (tasted in barrel)
“…full & rich with an easygoing, textured mouthfeel; quality aromas of wild herbs, graphite, minerals & assorted dark fruits; an outstanding drink.”

92 points –DeLille Cellars 2010 D2, Columbia Valley
“…classic aromas & flavors black currants, wild herbs, Asian spice….with a fleshy, full-bodied texture. Rich, voluptuous & well-constructed.”

92 points – DeLille Cellars 2011 Chaleur Estate Blanc, Columbia Valley
“Gorgeously rich & mineral-laced nose, it flows onto the palate…lively acidity & rock-solid length on the finish. Classy all around.”

92-95 points – Doyenne 2011 Signature Syrah, Red Mountain (tasted in barrel)
“Perfumed & complex; pure Syrah fruit with pepper & violets on the nose. Gives way to full-bodied, seamless Syrah…downright gorgeous.”

 
Issue 204, December 27, 2012

92 points – DeLille Cellars 2010 Chaleur Estate Blanc, Columbia Valley
“…lime peel-laced fig & melon; honeysuckle & heliotrope add allure; palate balance of waxy texture, piquancy & infectious juiciness.

92 points – DeLille Cellars 2009 D2, Columbia Valley
“Tea, mint & pungently high-toned herbal essences swirl around cassis & cherry with their counterparts on a lusciously juicy palate.”

96 points – DeLille Cellars 2009 Harrison Hill, Snipes Mountain
“Brightness, lift waft from the glass & persist in the mouth...the whole underlain by sweet-smoky evocations…finish is a veritable carpet ride.”

95 points – DeLille Cellars 2008 Grand Ciel Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain
“meaty, mineral density underlying sweetly-concentrated dark berry fruit; seamless, ultra-fine tannins culminating in a reverberating finish.”

93 points – DeLille Cellars 2009 Chaleur Estate, Red Mountain
“dominated by ripe morello cherry; accents of peat, tobacco, licorice, allspice. Plush with underlying chew finishing with invigoration...”

 
International Wine Cellar, Stephen Tanzer Nov/Dec 2013

94 points – DeLille Cellars 2010 Grand Ciel Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain
“Serious power without any excess weight; concentrated & seamless with noble tannins & outstanding palate-staining persistence.”

93 points – DeLille Cellars 2012 Chaleur Estate Blanc, Columbia Valley
“Dense & creamy, offering terrific depth to its pear & honeysuckle flavors. …strong fruit & excellent cut. A beauty.”

92 points – DeLille Cellars 2010 D2, Columbia Valley
“Sexy aromas & flavors of dark berries….mocha & spices; terrific flavor definition & lift….sweet tannins & exhilarating light touch.”

93 points – DeLille Cellars 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Four Flags, Red Mountain
“Highly concentrated, supple and sweet with a slight youthful aggressiveness to the densely packed berry & cocoa flavors; serious tannic spine.”

91 points – Doyenne 2010 AIX, Red Mountain
“Juicy, spicy & penetrating with lovely intensity to the youthfully tight red berry flavors. Finishes sweet & long. Firm, harmonious tannins.”

92 points – Doyenne 2012 Roussanne, Red Mountain
“Complex flavors of beeswax, honeysuckle, pepper and flowers with limey acidity; ripe, intense, subtle & long…fascinating umami texture.”

93 points – DeLille Cellars 2010 Chaleur Estate, Red Mountain
“Vibrant aromas of cassis, blueberry & black cherry. Outstanding intensity to cassis, pomegranate & cocoa flavors; outstanding length & lift.”

 
Nov/Dec 2012

95 points – DeLille Cellars 2009 Grand Ciel Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain
“Silky & juicy, then explodes in middle palate….classy, sharply delineated dark fruit & chocolate of uncanny purity. Pure liquid pleasure.”

92 points – Doyenne 2009 Signature Syrah, Yakima Valley
“Knockout nose. At once superripe & energetic with bright acidity giving shape & lift to the dense flavors...finishes long & lively. Superb.”

94 points – DeLille Cellars 2011 Chaleur Estate Blanc, Columbia Valley
“…Silky, suave yet gripping; captivating flavors of lemon zest, honey & dried herbs (imagine major damage in blind flight with high-end Bordeaux whites).”

91 points – Doyenne 2009 AIX, Red Mountain
“Captivating perfume; juicy on the palate with lively acidity framing flavors of blackberry, cassis & black pepper; fine-grained & lingering.”

 
Wine Enthusiast, Sean Sullivan & Paul Gregutt (Upcoming issue, July 2014)

92 points – DeLille Cellars 2011 Chaleur Estate Red, Red Mountain
91 points – DeLille Cellars 2012 Chaleur Estate Blanc, Yakima Valley
91 points CELLAR SELECTION – DeLille Cellars 2011 Four Flags Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain
91 points EDITOR’S CHOICE – Doyenne 2012 Rosé, Yakima Valley
90 points – Doyenne 2011 Métier, Yakima Valley
90 points – Doyenne 2011 Signature Syrah, Red Mountain

June 15, 2012

90 points – DeLille Cellars 2010 Chaleur Estate Blanc, Columbia Valley
“A fresh & citrusy white, this is juicy delivering lemon & verbena aromas & flavors. A touch of tobacco & hint of butter in the finish.

December 15, 2011

94 points HIGHLY RECOMMENDED – Doyenne 2008 Signature Syrah, Yakima Valley
“Focused, intense & detailed. Layers of flavor on taut, lively frame; blackberry, Italian plum, espresso linger enticingly on energetic finish.”

October 31, 2011

92 points – DeLille Cellars 2007 Grand Ciel Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain
“Firm with chewy tannins. Lively core of plumy & red currant persisting against the tannins on the balanced finish.”

October 15, 2011

92 points – DeLille Cellars 2009 Chaleur Estate Blanc, Columbia Valley
“Rich, silky texture with layers of pear, orange peel, pineapple & fig; not weighty yet wrapped in spicy oak on the finish. Keeps its balance.”