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Delille Cellars D2 2014

Member Review by kimberlyaurora:

I love this wine. cherries, cigar box, black fruit.

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DeLille Cellars:
DeLILLE CELLARS is a small winery located in Woodinville, Washington and was originally co-founded in 1992 by Greg Lill, Jay Soloff, Chris Upchurch and Charles Lill (now his daughter Pat Lill Jorgenson is shareholder/partner). Simply stated, our goal is to make the very best handcrafted, old-world style red and white wine made in the State of Washington. We are a family and independently own... Read more
DeLILLE CELLARS is a small winery located in Woodinville, Washington and was originally co-founded in 1992 by Greg Lill, Jay Soloff, Chris Upchurch and Charles Lill (now his daughter Pat Lill Jorgenson is shareholder/partner). Simply stated, our goal is to make the very best handcrafted, old-world style red and white wine made in the State of Washington. We are a family and independently owned winery with an uncompromising philosophy about the quality of what will be in your bottle of wine. DeLILLE CELLARS currently produces five Bordeaux-styled wines: Grand Ciel, Chaleur Estate Red, D2, Harrison Hill, and Chaleur Estate Blanc. Also produced are the Doyenne wines, which include a classic northern Rhône-style Syrah - awarded as one of the great 15 Syrahs of the world; a Roussanne; Métier a Southern Rhône-styled red wine; Métier Blanc, a Provençe-style white, Aix, a Provençe-style red, and our latest addition, a Provençe/Bandol-style Rosé. Read less

Member Reviews for Delille Cellars D2

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Snooth User: kimberlyaurora
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2009 04/14/2012

I love this wine. cherries, cigar box, black fruit.


Snooth User: Lefty Steve
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 11/17/2012

Four glasses


Snooth User: kramyam
67443910
5.00 5
Vintage: 2007 12/12/2010

Five glasses


Snooth User: dcbrew
9158419
0.00 5
Vintage: 2005 10/08/2008

Good color and clarity, the nose is tight opening up over time (vanilla oak and ripe fruit) fair body with a nice chocolate and , hot (alcoholic) and tannic finish. Time should open the nose but I doubt the level of fruit will carry through the tannins for aging.


Snooth User: mw9
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2005 02/21/2009

Five glasses


Snooth User: jaime
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 07/31/2007

Four glasses


Snooth User: Chopine45
337550
5.00 5
Vintage: 2003 11/19/2007

Five glasses


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External Reviews for Delille Cellars D2

External Review
Vintage: 2011 01/16/2015

DeLille’s ‘second’ wine bests a lot of other wineries’ firsts this vintage. This blend includes merlot (56 percent) and cabernet sauvignon (36 percent) with franc and petit verdot. It takes on a savory, cedary accent from oak, enough to leave an impression without intruding on the sleek cherry-scented fruit. The vibrant red-fruit flavors are tethered to a suave texture with the kind of natural elegance that brings to mind a Right Bank Bordeaux in a generous vintage. For a well-aged steak.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 06/19/2014

A bit more than half Merlot, this Bordeaux-style blend is balanced and complex. Layers of flower, fruit and earth unfold gracefully. There are suggestions of clean mushroom as well, with a smooth, seamless mouthfeel and modest length.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 06/19/2014

Looking at the estate’s next round of Bordeaux blend releases, which were tasted at the winery and mostly from barrel (the 2010 Grand Ciel Cabernet Sauvignon was tasted from bottle), the 2011 D2 is a Merlot-dominated blend with smaller components of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Consisting of declassified lots, it is fleshy, full and rich, with an easygoing, textured mouthfeel and quality aromas of wild herbs, graphite, mineral and assorted dark fruits. It will most likely be an outstanding drink and have 6–7 years or more of longevity. Drink 2014–2020.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 07/06/2014

A smoking effort, the 2011 D2 checks in as a blend of 56% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc and the balance Petit Verdot. It offers gorgeous black cherry, black currants, tobacco leaf and hints of chocolate to go with a full-bodied, rich, textured and seamless profile on the palate. Showing both richness and elegance, with building fine tannin, it’s a rock-star Bordeaux blend that will have 10 to 15 years of longevity.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 11/19/2013

The 2008 D2, a blend of 55% Merlot, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot, is a multi-vineyard, multi-regional blend that must have been like a jigsaw puzzle to assemble. It is a racy, elegant, complex effort sporting aromas of lavender, thyme, espresso, and toasty black fruits. On the palate a hint of chocolate, black cherry, and blackberry make an appearance. This savory, lengthy, nicely balanced wine will benefit from 2–3 years of cellaring (although it can be approached now) and will provide pleasure through 2020.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 11/19/2013

Good full red-ruby. Aromas of plum, mocha, cocoa powder and graphite, lifted by a floral element. Sweet and deep, with strong floral and spice qualities adding piquancy to the lush, smooth palate. This distinctly claret-like wine spreads out impressively on the back end, finishing with sweet, fine-grained tannins and excellent length.


External Review
Vintage: 2002 01/16/2009

A Proprietary Blend wine from Washington in USA. 2002 Delille Cellars D2 Proprietary Red Wine 750ml



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