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Date Printed: 8/22/2014
DeLille Chaleur Estate Blanc 2009
DeLille Chaleur Estate Blanc 2009
(search item no. 113235)
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 8/22/2014: $38.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This year's Chaleur Estate Blanc reflects the warmth and size of the 2009 vintage. A rich and expressive wine featuring a complex nose of dried apricots, figs, grapefruit, flint, toasted straw and grilled bread. The mouthfeel is rich, silky and voluminous with notes of grapefruit, gooseberries, hazelnuts and toast on the finish. Although tasting great now, this vintage will develop even more character with short to mid-term cellaring.

67% Sauvignon Blanc, 33% Semillon

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About DeLille Cellars:

DeLille Cellars produces a portfolio embracing the classic styles of Bordeaux, the Rhone and Provence. Since its creation, the goat to make the best handcrafted old world-style red and white wine in the state of Washington has been unwavering during their 20-year history. Through their commitment to varietal integrity, terroir expression and elegance in the glass, they continue to maintain an impeccable reputation and a unique artisinal perspective. Both colleagues and critics agree that DeLille Cellars creates wine where power and grace co-exist; no single element overshadows the beauty of the whole, complete wine.