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2022 International Wine Report Scores

We are excited to share our 2022 scores from International Wine Report. 2021 Chaleur Blanc, DeLille’s first white wine, and Le Dessein, a blend of Mourvedre, Grenache and Syrah, both achieved excellent ratings.

2021 Chaleur Blanc

2021 Chaleur Blanc – 95 pts

Another fantastic vintage of this storied white wine from Delille Cellars, this time a combination of 67% Sauvignon Blanc and 33% Semillon. Boasting a golden lemon core with a watery rim. Perfectly balanced notes of fresh gooseberry, white wildflower, freshly washed linen, dried pineapple, roasted peach, nutmeg, and just a hint of smoked lemon peel meld together with a full-body, phenomenal freshness, well-balanced levels of acidity, and a long finish that ends a bit spicy. Cellar this one for a decade or more. Drink 2022-2032

 

2020 Le Dessein

2020 Le Dessein – 94 pts

A blend of 44% Mourvedre, 36% Grenache, and 20% Syrah, the 2020 Le Dessein used to be named Le Metier, is aged in large format neutral French oak barrels for approximately 15 months. Showcasing a shimmering deep purple-colored core with a blueish rim, it’s stunning in the glass. Starting off with some strawberry fruit leather, black cherry, and barbecue beef tones, it progresses with some lovely Mouvedre qualities of black pepper and tomato leaf. The finish is balanced and luscious, ending with a touch of wild blueberry and orange caramel. Drink 2022-2032

About DeLille Cellars

DeLille Cellars is the third oldest operating winery in Woodinville, WA, founded in 1992. Known for pioneering Bordeaux-style blends from Washington State, the winery has maintained a tradition of quality and excellence with over 700 individual 90+ ratings from leading international critics. DeLille Cellars focuses on the Red Mountain AVA and sources grapes from Washington’s most acclaimed vineyards. The winery is recognized by notable wine critics and influencers, including Robert Parker, as one of the top producers in the state. In 2019, DeLille Cellars moved all operations to the old Redhook Brewery in Woodinville.

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