2011 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate Blanc

Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
Drink between 2012 - 2016 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 43

  • jmcmchi wrote: (91 points)

    August 28, 2016 - Languid....lots of depth that does not demand you think a lot about description
    Mineral is there, acidity is so well balanced, grassiness below the surface melding with chalky ripeness. If i had more, I'd be inclined to hold off for four or five years to see how it develops, a gamble over whether it will go into decline or sleep and come into a different maturity

  • lrjshabaz Likes this wine: (90 points)

    November 28, 2015 - Nice wine, very Pessac. Lots of ripe tropical fruit, banana certainly. Things are pretty nice, integrated now - quite a lot of oak, and this bottle had marked sulphur too (not off putting). Had this 1/3 fill at room temp and the wine was drinking great. This can go a long long time still, true Bdx style.

  • AllRed wrote: (86 points)

    October 24, 2015 - 4th Saturday Group brown bagger (M/M thelostverse): Opens with a chemically/mineral spirits aroma, with quince and white fruit underneath. Heavy texture with flavors of white fruit and honeysuckle. Guessed domestic Rhone blend.

  • prism wrote: (94 points)

    October 11, 2015 - The last of a case, and I am sorry to be done with it: this is a delicious wine, consistent in its excellence, and an outstanding example of a White Bordeaux Blend from anywhere. Richly floral, smoothly tropical, and a well-struck balance of sweet and sour. Drinks well at any temp, but I try not to pour it when straight out of the fridge. While not an inexpensive wine, you'd pay at least twice the price—at least—for a comparable offering from Bordeaux or California.

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  • jmcmchi wrote: (91 points)

    September 26, 2015 - In the two years since I last tasted, this has become more integrated, mineral tones overtaking the earlier fruit emphasis

    Beautiful as aperitif, at its peak of maturity, lasting well and still six months or so before it will start to wind down.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type White
  • Producer DeLille Cellars
  • Varietal Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend
  • Designation Chaleur Estate Blanc
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Columbia Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 228 (34%)
  • Consumed 436 (66%)

Food Pairing

and roasted new potatoes., Chicken slow-cooked with 40 cloves of garlic, Dungeness crab, fresh corn, Thanksgiving

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