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Delille Chaleur Estate Blanc 2015

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Woody on the nose but with precise aromas of pineapple, tarragon, cut grass, and lime rind. This is opulent in the mouth, rich, velvetty, seamless, with a creamy texture up front that gains focus in the mouth. the oak is present but not unbalanced and the fruit is rich and powerful, and certainly the oak's equal in the mouth. It may take some time to fully tame to oak induced aromatics but the fruit is already assertive, dripping with fresh pineapple, a touch of hard peach, sweet lime, and a background note of green chili. The finish is bright and fresh citrus fruits with a discrete hint of chili. This is flat out not my style of wine but boy is this good. 94pts

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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

Editorial Reviews for Delille Chaleur Estate Blanc

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
4.50 5
Vintage: 2009 02/18/2011

Woody on the nose but with precise aromas of pineapple, tarragon, cut grass, and lime rind. This is opulent in the mouth, rich, velvetty, seamless, with a creamy texture up front that gains focus in the mouth. the oak is present but not unbalanced and the fruit is rich and powerful, and certainly the oak's equal in the mouth. It may take some time to fully tame to oak induced aromatics but the fruit is already assertive, dripping with fresh pineapple, a touch of hard peach, sweet lime, and a background note of green chili. The finish is bright and fresh citrus fruits with a discrete hint of chili. This is flat out not my style of wine but boy is this good. 94pts


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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,203
4.50 5
Vintage: 2010 11/21/2012

Aromas of toasted almond, cardamom, sweet straw, baking spices, guava, vanilla cream, Meyer lemon and toasty oak. Flavors of all the same. Wonderful balance, elegance and length. Some bacon fat as well. Really well layered and nice. 93 pts. 8/12/11 at tasting room


Snooth User: Dan1234
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 02/28/2010

Good white, Sauvignon Blanc based


External Reviews for Delille Chaleur Estate Blanc

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Vintage: 2010 03/23/2013

Winemaker-vineyard manager and self-styled old world traditionalist Chris Upchurch has been the guiding spirit of DeLille Cellars since its early- 90s inception,



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