DeLILLE CELLARS, Grand Ciel & Doyenne, DeLILLE CELLARS 2008 Chaleur Estate

The 2008 Chaleur Estate Red has a restrained nose of black cherry, plum, graphite, vanilla, fresh sage, thyme and white pepper. The palate is complete from front to back, boasting the high pedigree of its venerable vineyard sources along with the balance of the 2008 vintage. In the mouth, the black cherry and plum carry through from the nose augmented with rich notes of vanilla, bittersweet chocolate and espresso powder. This vintage shows the elegant side of Chaleur Estate and it’s stunning, for sure. As usual, cellaring will improve this wine for years to come, though it can be hard to resist drinking now.

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Grape Variety or Blend
Blend - Bordeaux Style Red

Price Range
$50 - $75

AVA Designation
Red Mountain

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