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Varietal

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Appellation

Red Mountain AVA

Aging

Drink Now or Age 10 to 20 Years

Vineyard

Klipsun

2018 Lot 3

2018 Lot 3 is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from one of DeLille’s longest vineyard partnerships, Red Mountain stand-out Klipsun Vineyard. Initial aromas of blueberries, currant and macerated wild blackberries intermingle with barrel aromas of wood smoke, vanilla and roasted coffee, courtesy of this cuvee’s completely new French oak elevage. Typical Red Mountain characters of roasted earth and wild herbs (thyme, lavender, dried rosemary) offer wonderful balance to the depth and extraction of this wine. Despite the wine’s massive, bullish, concentrated quality, there remains a bright, fresh fruit quality and agility that keeps the wine lively. Decadent wood is just starting to integrate on the lengthy finish, with age-worthy tannin all promising wonderful aging potential of 10 – 15 years, potentially more.

$108

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96 Points

— Vinous

96 Points

Silky, elegant and very well-balanced, the 2018 Lot 3 is a sensational Cabernet Sauvignon that is only starting to hit its stride. On the nose, it takes on layers of iodine alongside blackberry, tar, mocha and baking spices that all evolve in the glass. The palate is silky, plush and seamless with gratifying freshness and viscosity. Black and blue fruits collide with minerals and scorched earth tones on the palate. Enjoy this scintillating bottling over the next 15 years.

October 2021

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Suggested Pairing

Lamb

Behind the Wine

2018 Lot 3

Over the last 25 years, we have occasionally created a wine in the cellar with unique and exceptional attributes, where the quantity is so limited there isn’t enough to offer all of our customers. This exclusive offering continues the tradition of showcasing a Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon as a rare offering for our wine club members. Since 1992, DeLille Cellars has been devoted to the excellence and distinct character of the Red Mountain AVA. On these venerable slopes, Cabernet Sauvignon is nurtured beneath the warmth of the Eastern Washington sun and produces wines of striking depth and remarkable structure. In this excellent vintage, barrels were carefully selected to showcase the exceptional power and ripeness of Cabernet Sauvignon from Klipsun, a vineyard that consistently cultivates formidable wines with uniquely compelling depth of fruit.

Vineyards

Established in 1984 and located on the Southwest slope of Red Mountain, Klipsun remains one of the Washington’s most reputable vineyards. Klipsun vineyard has deeper soils, resulting in very rich and ripe fruit creating concentrated wines with plum and brandy nuances.

Klipsun

Winemaking

Cold soaked for 24-36 hours and fermented on skin 12-14 days. Half of the lot went through extended macerated for 8-10 weeks before blending and aging for 20 months in 100% new French oak.