2013 D2 6.0L
COLUMBIA VALLEY AVA
This exceptional vintage demonstrates classical, expressive Merlot notes of floral spices, sweet herbs, pencil shavings, tobacco pouch and mixed berries. There are rich, generous flavors filling the mouth with black cherries, raspberries and kirsch liquor as well as cocoa powder and toasty oak notes. The palate continues with savory qualities tempered by an elegance that has come to define DeLille Cellars. Complete all this with a dramatic finish to experience a memorable and youthful D2.
Ratings----93 Points---- "Ruby-red. Complex, perfumed aroma of blueberry, licorice and cocoa powder. Plush, sweet and deep; this round, seamless, fruit-driven blend boasts terrific immediate appeal. There's a hint of intriguing salinity here but not quite the umami richness of the outstanding 2012 example, even if this wine possesses riper fruit. Velvety and delicious right now and long and lush on the aftertaste.” ---- Review by Stephen Tanzer (Nov 2016)
Awards #24 of 5000 wines tasted- Great Northwest Wines "Top 100 of 2015"
Vineyard Notes: D2 is sourced from 15 prestigious Columbia Valley Vineyards, including Red Willow, Harrison Hill, Ciel du Cheval, Klipsun, Boushey, DuBrul, Upchurch and Grand Ciel.
57% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot