2018 Red Willow Blend
YAKIMA VALLEY AVA
Since the winery's inception in 1992, DeLille Cellars has partnered with Red Willow Vineyard, home to some of the oldest vines in Washington State. Tied directly to the origin of wine grape growing in the state, the initial vines were planted under the viticultural direction of Dr. Walter Clore, who is widely considered the father of Washington wine. The venerable Master of Wine, David Lake, DeLille Cellars' consulting enologist in the formative years, introduced founding winemaker Chris Upchurch to vineyard owner Mike Sauer, forging a relationship essential not only to the winery, but also to the narrative of Washington wine.
As Red Willow is home to Washington's first commercial planting of the varietal, the foundation of this blend is sourced from Cabernet Franc (57%). True to DeLille Cellars' heritage and reputation for blending, we have carefully chosen Merlot (26%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (17%) to complement.
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