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Varietal

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Appellation

Red Mountain AVA

Aging

Drink Now or Age 10 to 20 Years

Vineyard

Grand Ciel

2017 Grand Ciel Cabernet 1.5L

Cabernet Sauvignon

Remarkably polished, this Grand Ciel Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon shows pure blueberry and cassis aromas, with sweet chocolate and oak toast notes adding even more interest. Explosive on the nose and wonderfully concentrated, this vintage shows remarkable restraint on the palate with balance throughout.  The 2017 vintage of this esteemed cuvee offers opulence and elegance in such effortless harmony that it defies appropriate description. Enjoy!

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95 Points

— Stephen Tanzer, Vinous

95 Points

Medium red-ruby. Slightly inky aromas of cassis, blueberry, licorice pastille, menthol, violet and minerals. Sappy, spicy and deep; powerfully intense, concentrated and savory, with dark berry, mineral, licorice and violet flavors conveying restrained sweetness and uncanny tactility without any corners. Finishes with firm but suave tannins and outstanding rising palate-saturating length. If this doesn’t display quite the urgency of its 2016 predecessor, it’s equally classy and long and has plenty of medicinal reserve for a slow evolution in bottle.

December 2020

Additional Scores:

96+

Jeb Dunnuck

93

Wine & Spirits

93

Wine Enthusiast

Pairing Suggestion

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

2017 Grand Ciel Cabernet 1.5L

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.

Vineyards

Grand Ciel is DeLille’s Estate Vineyard in the Red Mountain AVA.

Vineyards

Winemaking

Cold soaked 24-36 hours, fermented 14-16 days on skin, aged 20 months in 100% French oak (100% new) and aged in bottle 18 months prior to release.