2016 D2 HEART
Supporting Washington Global Health Alliance! DeLille Cellars will donate $22.50 of every $45 D2 Heart label purchase to WGHA during the month of September.
DeLille Cellars D2 “Heart” Label
Since our founding in 1992, DeLille Cellars has partnered with select charities and helped to raise more than one million dollars for these organizations. The DeLille Cellars D2 “Heart” label is designed specifically for our support of various non-profits, and we label a limited quantity of bottles in red each year.
2016 D2, the 25th vintage of this remarkable cuvee, leaps from the glass with an impressive and inviting abundance of fruit aromas, including pomegranate, fresh blueberry and currant. Restrained oak influence enrobes the fruit, adding essences of cocoa nibs and cherry cordial. Dense and vibrant on the palate, with a pure fruit core, this wine offers elegant tannin and remarkable integration. Incredibly balanced barrel influence and Cabernet presence support an extended finish.
Jeb Dunnuck - 92 Points
The 2016 D2 is mostly Merlot but includes 34% Cabernet Sauvignon and a splash of Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot. It has a Bordeaux-like bouquet of tobacco, earth, lead pencil, and graphite, with plenty of ripe dark fruit. Rounded, medium to full-bodied, and textured, it’s a terrific second wine to drink over the coming 10-15 years.
Wine Spectator - 91 Points
Tightly wound and a bit brooding, with currant, cigar box and stony mineral accents that persist toward broad-shouldered tannins. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Best from 2020 through 2026. 15,500 cases made. - Tim Fish