DeLille Chaleur Estate Red 2001

Bordeaux Red Blends from Columbia Valley, Washington

Item No. 131584
  • red wine
  • RP94
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:

Critical Acclaim

"Boasting a saturated black color, the 2001 Chaleur Estate Dixieme Anniversaire red is a blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, as well as 2% Petit Verdot, and 86% of its fruit is sourced from the warm vineyards of the Red Mountain AVA (American Viticultural Area). This effort’s gorgeously complex and inviting aromatics display a panoply of spices, including clove, cinnamon, and juniper berries, intertwined with sweet blueberries, jammy blackberries, cassis, as well as toasty oak. Ample, medium to full-bodied deep, and exquisitely rich, it conquers the taster’s mouth with glorious breadth and power. The finest wine I’ve tasted from DeLille to date, it admirably combines winemaker Chris Upchurch’s signature elegance with the embracing, opulent fruit of the warm 2001 vintage. Completely angle free (its tannin and acidity are superbly integrated), this is a harmonious, plush wine with chocolate laced blackberry nectar flavors and an exceptionally long, fruit-packed finish. Drink it over the next 12 years. "
94 Points

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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...

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Learn About Columbia Valley

Columbia Valley is the largest of Washington State's wine growing regions, with almost 11 million acres. It encompasses a number of smaller regions, including Yakima Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Red Mountain and more. The vast area consists of a range of climates, allowing viticulturists to plant a diverse selection of grape varieties. Most wineries plant rows sparsely, which...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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