White

2011 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate Blanc

Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 45

  • garambler wrote: (90 points)

    September 9, 2017 - Friends brought this to our 9/9/17 White Bordeaux tasting. It had a subtle, reserved bouquet of straw, guava, pear and citrus aromas. The palate was soft and subtle with flavors of guava, pear, lime and minerals. Our group’s average score was 90.2 points. We all agreed this was definitely on the decline.

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  • 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.

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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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 171 (26%)
  • Consumed 490 (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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