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2008 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate
Red Bordeaux Blend
- Columbia Valley
- Red Mountain
Community Tasting Notes 11
dk563 Likes this wine: (87 points)
March 15, 2016 - Initially served at low 50s F and tasted like a somewhat sharp burgundy with rustic Overtones. With air in decanter and some warming towards room temperature it got more fruity and a bit more new world in flavor. Second day was a bit jammy. Overall very nice but i thought was better with less air and a bit cooler temp.
amenenberg Likes this wine: (94 points)
December 6, 2015 - Drank at dinner party, no notes. This is classic Delille, a master class in blending. Seamless integration, the whole is greater than the parts. Classic Washington iodine, salinity, soil and black fruit. Decanted for 4 hours before drinking, this is starting to shine and will have another brilliant 4-5 years.
Stevethebeav wrote: (91 points)
October 9, 2015 - P-n-P. Didn't take long to open up. vibrant nose. Quality fruit and nice balance and finish.
Scottymatt Likes this wine: (92 points)
December 27, 2014 - After being decanted for 2 hours, the nose is still bright and fresh fruit. Color in glass is dark and brooding with clarity absence of sediment. The taste is balance of firm acidity, dark berries, and itegrated tannins. Great to drink now but will benefit with 3 years more cellaring. Glamorous and classy wine. Great with Prime Rib roast.
wiscgrad wrote: (92 points)
November 23, 2014 - the nose was bit muted at first and never really opened up fully, but the wine was quite delicious. the tannin is fully integrated and dark fruit is really showing through. no need to wait on opening these
Pro Reviews 1
By Stephen Tanzer
November/December 2011, IWC Issue #159 (link)
(DeLille Estate Chaleur Estate Red Wine Red Mountain) Subscribe to see review text.
- Vintage 2008
- Type Red
- Producer DeLille Cellars
- Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
- Designation Chaleur Estate
- Vineyard n/a
- Country USA
- Region Washington
- SubRegion Columbia Valley
- Appellation Red Mountain
- Pending Delivery 3 (1%)
- In Cellars 439 (73%)
- Consumed 158 (26%)