MAY 2022 ESTATE RED BUNDLE
2019 Discovery Cabernet
The Cabernet Sauvignon from Discovery Vineyard displays poise and perceived lightness that gracefully distinguishes itself from other Cabernet blocks we work with at DeLille. Persistent blue fruits in the forefront are accompanied by sizzling bacon, graphite, and fresh hydrangea. Oak aromas of vanilla and baking spices sit appropriately in the background, while the velvety texture eases into the polished finish. There is plenty of enjoyment in this wine’s youth, but cellaring at least 7 years will surely provide more complexity and nuance.
2020 Le Dessein
In its youth, 2020 Le Dessein (formerly Métier) is showing dark, brambly fruits that are offered up by Mourvedre (44%) and Syrah (20%), with Grenache (36%) adding Bing Cherry and strawberry leaf. There is a serious meaty, bacon fat component to things wine that is accentuated by notes of black pepper, violets and cranberry. The silky structure is lifted by wonderful acidity, bringing a sense of freshness to the palate. This wine always drinks well on release and can be cellared for 12+ years.
2019 Red Willow Blend
Wine made exclusively from the prestigious Red Willow Vineyard is typically dominated by the aromas of red fruits. Bing cherry and cranberry lead to a bouquet of dried lavender, creme de cassis and fresh Yakima Valley hops. The combination of 56% of the blend being Cabernet Franc, and the more restrained expression offered by the 2019 vintage, provides an old-school feel, with solid tannins and an herbal edge balanced by the plush, round feel of Merlot. Give a lengthy decant or cellar for 10+ years.