Celebrate WAugust with a set of DeLille's "firsts". Bundle includes current vintages of Chaleur Estate, Grand Ciel Syrah, Chaleur Blanc, Signature Syrah, and D2.
2019 Chaleur Estate - The First Wine
Our 2019 Chaleur Estate may be the most powerful and concentrated wine of the vintage for DeLille. The foundation of old vine Cabernet Sauvignon (64%) from Ciel du Cheval provides an intense, deep richness. Creme de cassis, marionberry, leather and clove meld to create the initial perfume. The Merlot (24%) from Klipsun Vineyard brings even more opulence and roundness to the blend, while adding notes of lingonberry, bay leaf and mocha. Cabernet Franc (10%) adds spice and freshness, while the Petit Verdot (2%) offers an ambrosial lift. Decant and enjoy over several hours. If cellaring, this gem has the bones to go the distance.
2018 Grand Ciel Syrah - The First Estate Syrah
Our 2018 Grand Ciel Syrah showcases lush dark fruits enhanced by a remarkable purity and focus - reminiscent of the incredible 2012 vintage. At the forefront of this exceptional wine, marionberry, red plum and blood orange fruits combine with an inviting smokey edge. There is a dreamy texture and weight to the single vineyard and clone effort that will not only excite on release, but will also show more complexity over the next 10-15 years.
2021 Chaleur Blanc - The First White Wine
The 2021 Chaleur Blanc showcases Sauvignon Blanc in its youth, presenting a beautiful pale yellow color with hints of green and aromas of golden hay, grapefruit, and a whisper of tropical fruit. Six months of aging in French oak contributes alluring aromas of forest floor, chocolate mint and savory baked brioche. Fresh white peach fruit flavors combine with thyme on the palate, with a wonderful round presence from the cooperage. Although moderate for acidity versus recent vintages, there is plenty of energy to this wine, promising enjoyment for at least a decade.
2019 Signature Syrah - The First Syrah
Our 2019 Signature Syrah opens with an intoxicating nose, showing us that warmer and ripe flavors of Red Mountain Syrah can blend beautifully with cooler climate Boushey Syrah. Fresh violets, ripe blueberry, sizzling pancetta and Korean barbecue are backed by a soft, yet very persistent mouthfeel. The 2% co-fermented viognier in this cuvee provides a delicate lift and hint of citrus. There is a purity and focus with this wine that will allow it to age gracefully for 10+ years.
2019 D2 - The First Merlot Dominant Blend
The 2019 D2 aromas dance effortlessly between savory and dried fruit characteristics. Cranberries, roasted coffee beans, cassis and burnt orange are highlighted by deep, rich barrel tones of nutmeg, vanilla bean, dark chocolate and clove. As the wine develops in the glass, the fruit profile shifts between red and dark fruits, a trademark of D2 that we love. An inviting freshness and pronounced herbal quality on the palate leads to a structure that is refined despite the wine's youth. Be confident that this blend of 13 iconic vineyards throughout the Columbia Valley will cellar for 15+ years.