Variety Tasting Bundle
Take home three of our DeLille Cellars favorites and taste along with Director of Winemaking Jason Gorski.
Traditionally “backward” in its youth, Cabernet Sauvignon (39%) drives the nose on the 2018 Doyenne, with savory rosemary and sage notes, before Syrah (61%) begins to show its influence with blue fruits and hints of vanilla. These two will swap and integrate with time in the bottle. On the palate, this integration is apparent even in the young wine, with blueberry, raspberry, and peppercorn flavors well-supported by Cabernet tannin and light oak toast.
Mocha and milk chocolate notes from French oak integrate with beautiful cassis, dried cranberry, and cedar aromas on this 2018 D2. This wine is instantly delicious on the palate with an inviting warm, soft entry. It rapidly builds in intensity of fruit mid-palate, offering remarkable length on the finish, with Red Mountain Cabernet (16% of the blend) apparent in the texture.
2018 Four Flags:
The Red Mountain pedigree of the 2018 Four Flags is immediately evident on the nose, with savory herb notes of thyme and marjoram intermixing with fruit aromas of cassis and blueberry. Concentrated and serious on the palate, this wine nevertheless offers beautiful symmetry, with ample energy and a lingering delicate floral impression. Oak influence is well integrated despite its youth, with mocha and espresso contributing to a plush, long finish.