The 2006 Chaleur Estate definitely embodies the vintage, yet remains classic Chaleur Estate. From its black-purple robe and the nose of blackberries, blueberries, violets, and Asian spice, you know you are about ready to enjoy Chaleur Estate. The palate is concentrated and fresh, dense with black fruits, vanilla cream, and cardamon spice notes, with a lingering and balanced finish.
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Seared Rack of Lamb with black garlic gastrique, herb gnocchi, beurre noisette and lamb jus — Other pairing recommendations include hearty mushroom-based dishes, earthy risottos and rich pastas.
Behind the Wine
2006 Chaleur Estate 1.5L Engraved
DeLille Cellars’ inaugural wine, Chaleur Estate marks the foundation on which the winery has built its craft of blending Washington State fruit in the traditional style. This wine is a Cabernet Sauvignon-dominant blend of Bordeaux varietals, with a focus on Red Mountain vineyards. The result is a wine of depth, complexity, focus and elegance that personifies the French word for warmth, chaleur.
Ciel du Cheval is one of Washington’s most prestigious vineyards. The 1982 planting of Cabernet Sauvignon at this famed Red Mountain site is the backbone of Chaleur Estate.