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DeLille Chaleur Estate Red 2002

Bordeaux Red Blends
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  • WS92
750ML / 14.8% ABV
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750ML / 14.8% ABV

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RP 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Lead pencil shavings and candied black fruits are found in the nose of the 2002 Chaleur Estate (red). An exceptional wine, it is medium to full-bodied, thick, hugely concentrated, and powerful. Its inky, tarry core of fruit displays waves of cassis and blackberry liqueur as well as copious quantities of ripe tannin. I’m convinced this effort will shut down soon before roaring back with a vengeance in a few years, when the tannin has melted into the fruit.

Rating: 95+ Points

WS 92
Wine Spectator
Firm, generous and tightly packed with ripe currant, blueberry and gentle spice flavors, lingering against chewy tannins on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
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DeLille Cellars is a boutique artisan winery located in Woodinville, Washington. Founded in 1992 by Charles and Greg Lill, Jay Soloff, and winemaker Chris Upchurch, DeLille Cellars pioneered Bordeaux-style blends in Washington State (both red and white) - inspiring Robert Parker, in a visit to the original Chateau in Woodinville, to proclaim DeLille Cellars “the Lafite Rothschild of Washington State.”

DeLille Cellars is considered a principal influence in establishing Washington as a premier viticultural region with a strong tradition of quality and excellence over its 25-year history. Today, the winery has a portfolio of over a dozen Bordeaux and Rhône style blends true to the terroir of Washington State.

The winery's passion lies in showcasing the powerful, concentrated and structured fruit of

Washington State through the European art of blending - not only through various combinations

of Bordeaux and Rhone grape varieties, but also via combining fruit from acclaimed vineyards to

express the unique terroir of the region. DeLille Cellars focuses on the Red Mountain AVA and

grape sourcing from Washington's leading Grand Cru vineyards, including Ciel du Cheval, Grand

Ciel, Upchurch, Red Willow, Sagemoor, Klipsun, Boushey, DuBrul and Harrison Hill.  

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