Well then. This was one of the best bottles of white I've ever had. Lean nose, almost non-existent ... otherwise perfectly composed, with no acidic bite or other detrimental finish. I don't see how this could be in any better a spot throughout its life, so drink 'em now at their peak.
Has definitely declined and become softer and more rounded without acquiring any additional complexity. Was it its best when it was young and primal. At age three it was definitely a 90+ wine. Wish I had consumed more of them back then.
Not a typical California SB. A touch of guava, a touch of pineapple, a little citrus, some floral overtones make this an interesting wine. I served it with Seared Shrimp cooked in garlic, chili paste and wine and it held up admirably.
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(DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate Blanc Columbia Valley) Consistently one of the finest white wines made in the state – with a correspondingly high price point – the 2009 Chaleur Estate Blanc from DeLille Cellars is another standout full of herbal notes, citrus, crushed nuts, oak spices, and gooseberries. Lingers on the finish. 62% Sauvignon Blanc, 38% Sémillon. Boushey, Sagemoor, and Klipsun vineyards.
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