White

2011 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate Blanc

Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 44

  • JS1056 Likes this wine: (94 points)

    June 25, 2017 - Pretty floral nose.
    Mouth coating texture, with green herbs and some spice (nutmeg I think). There is a strong minerality present which persists through a relatively long finish.
    This was paired with chicken rubbed with fennel pollen and thyme and was a perfect match.
    This is an elegant complex wine.

  • 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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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
  • UPC Code 799419010136

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 174 (26%)
  • Consumed 486 (74%)

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

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