The three vineyards that make up the 2019 Le Colosse exemplify how delicious Washington State Merlot can be. Boushey Vineyard brings an earthy, brambly character that dominates in the wines’ youth. Red currant, Bing cherry, and dried sage are offered up by Harrison Hill Vineyard, with chalky structure, blue fruits, and seductive richness present thanks to DuBrul Vineyard. This wine is yet another example of a long-standing theme at the winery – its whole being greater than the sum of its parts. This charmer exudes freshness on release and will only benefit from the tertiary flavors that time will allow.
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— Eric Guido, Vinous
The 2019 Le Colosse smolders up from the glass with a darkly inward mix of crushed rocks and lavender complementing wild blueberries and hints of plum. This is seductively silky and refined without a hard edge in sight, with cooling acidity that motivates its sweet red and black fruits. The 2019 tapers off classically structured and long, echoing notes of black raspberry and licorice under a sweet air of minty herbs. Fans of Washington Merlot will not want to miss this.
Ravioli with Pancetta — Merlot can be paired with a wide variety of foods, from chicken and light meats to roasted vegetables.
Behind the Wine
2019 Le Colosse
DeLille believes that Washington state produces some of the finest Merlot in the world, and Le Colosse is a tribute to this foundational varietal, invoking the people, vineyards, and winemaking techniques that we seek to build upon. Le Colosse, meaning “The Colossus,” refers to the constant discovery and accomplishment only possible due to the previous effort and exploration by others.