The 2015 Grand Ciel Cabernet Sauvignon epitomizes the elegance of our estate vineyard while showcasing the power of Red Mountain and the vintage. Cabernet aromas of black currant and blackberry accompany the AVA’s typical bouquet of floral herb, dried earth and malt. Powerfully built, the wine has an awesome presence that makes way for bright fruit, cedar shavings and cassis. Wonderfully integrated and balanced despite its youth, this wine merits substantial cellaring.
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— Jeb Dunnuck, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Ciel Vineyard is a brilliant wine that has both power and elegance. Crème de cassis, black cherries, scorched earth, cedar pencil shavings, and a beautiful floral (violets?) character all flow to a seamless, medium to full-bodied Cabernet that has fine tannin, impeccable balance, and a great finish. It shows the warmth yet also the classic style of this great vintage for Washington State. It will ideally be given 2-4 years of bottle age and is capable of lasting for two decades.
Taleggio Ravioli with Wine Braised Lamb Shank, Butternut Squash and Cipollini Onion Rings — Grand Ciel Cabernet Sauvignon also pairs well with earthy vegetables, Beef Short Ribs, Venison Cheeks, Lamb Shanks and Burgers.
Behind the Wine
2015 Grand Ciel Cabernet 3L
Grand Ciel Cabernet is a single vineyard, single varietal and single clone Cabernet from our estate vineyard on Red Mountain. Every detail of our vineyard has been designed to produce the highest quality fruit from the unique climate and soil of this prestigious AVA known for ripe and structured Cabernet. Our rigorous selection process only permits a small portion of grapes to become part of Grand Ciel.
Grand Ciel is DeLille’s Estate Vineyard in the Red Mountain AVA.