DeLille Cellars D2 2015 | Pomerol-like Colombia Valley Bordeaux Blend
91JD | The largest production Bordeaux blend from this estate is their D2 release, which is named after the famed highway leading up to the Médoc from the city of Bordeaux. The DeLille Cellars D2 2015 is 58% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. While offering a Pomerol-like bouquet of black cherries, leafy herbs, graphite, and lead pencil. In addition medium to full-bodied, seamless and elegant. Readers wanting a taste of the style – and quality – from Delille should absolutely check this wine out. Drink bottles over the coming 7-8 years.
DeLille Cellars D2 2015 presents deep purple in color, with medium viscosity. While generous aromas of black cherry, mulberry, mocha, baking spice, violets, and a hint of spearmint emanate from the glass. Medium-to-full bodied, containing blackberry and bing cherry flavors nestled in complex notes of toast and clove, bound together by firm tannins, leading to a lingering finish. Finally, well-structured to improve further in the bottle. Drink now-2027.
Lafite-Rothschild of Washington State
DeLille Cellars’ vibrant, lush “D2” cuvée is an industry insider favorite. Most of all, a silky-textured red you’ll find on the kitchen tables of critics and sommeliers. The winery Robert Parker has called “the Lafite-Rothschild of Washington State” regularly earns praise for delivering rich Bordeaux elegance like this.
92 Vinous | Bright, dark red with ruby highlights. Aromas of cassis and licorice hint at a dried-berry character. Impressively concentrated for such a large blend, offering a fine-grained texture and noteworthy inner-mouth floral lift. DeLille Cellars D2 2015 boasts plush, sweet dark fruit and spice flavors, with a repeating element of very ripe berries. Suggests a wider range of fruit ripeness than most of the other DeLille reds but very successful for such a disparate blend. While the long finish features substantial ripe, broad tannins.
Winemaker Chris Upchurch
At DeLille, Chris Upchurch has long been one of the state’s leaders with Bordeaux-style wines. But as the high potential of Rhône varieties in the warm climate and volcanic soils of Washington State became clear, DeLille began dedicating serious resources to their Rhône-style wines. Yet, it didn’t take long for Upchurch to make a raft of wines earning 93 points and above.
“Plush, sappy and utterly seamless” is how Vinous describes Chris Upchurch’s homage to the Southern Rhône. So, this is a gorgeous Washington blend crafted by one of the state’s top winemakers.
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|Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar?||DeLille Cellars’ vibrant, lush “D2” cuvée is an industry insider favorite—a silky-textured red you’ll find on the kitchen tables of critics and sommeliers. The winery Robert Parker has called “the Lafite-Rothschild of Washington State” regularly earns praise for delivering rich Bordeaux elegance|
|Why now?||Best Price Available | Get the 2015 Vintage before its gone!|
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|Expert Ratings||91JD | 92 Vinous | 4.2 Vivino|
|What is it?||Red Wine from Columbia Valley WA|
|What’s in it?||58% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cab Franc | ABV 14.3%|
|When to drink?||now thru 2027+|
|Pair with:||Red Meat, Poultry, Cheese|
|Drink with:||Bordeaux & Meritage Lovers|
|Occasion||Classy Meal with Classy Companions|
|If you want to drink now...||Decant 30 Minutes|
|Recommended purchase Qty:||3+ includes Free Shipping|