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2018 Marguerite

2018 Marguerite
COLUMBIA VALLEY AVA

Since 1995, DeLille Cellars has crafted Sauvignon Blanc as part of our esteemed Chaleur Blanc program. For the first time, a single large format "cigar" barrel was selected to over vintage, aging 18 months (versus 6 months for the Blanc program). Sourced from Sagemoor Bacchus Block 5, one of the oldest plantings of the variety in Washington State, the wine was aged and bottled "sur lie," unfined and unfiltered. The resulting wine is delicious, distinctive, and unique.

“Maybe the best white wine yet to come from Washington.  The streak of fabulous DeLille white wines continues but reaches new heights with this wine.  One of the great Sauvignon Blancs produced in America, and I think this is Pessac-Leognan Grand Cru level quality; it’s terrific wine.  Specific fruit selection, unique barrel aging, and judicious blending by Jason and his team have created a real masterpiece here.  It's got extraordinary dimension, expression, and harmony; generous yellow fig, fragrant lemon, grass, pear, spiced apple, a little tropical nuance.  Long litany of descriptors here.  It’s dry, yet weighty; unctuous, yet bright.  A complete wine, this thing has it all."  -- Bob Betz

100% Sauvignon Blanc

93 Points Wine Enthusiast94 Points Vinous


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Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Appellation
Columbia Valley
Alcohol %
13.9
Wine Enthusiast
93