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DeLILLE CELLARS, Grand Ciel & Doyenne

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Our Carriage House is open to the public daily. Our hours of operation Sunday-Thursday 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Friday 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ADDRESS: 14421 Woodinville-Redmond Rd NE, Woodinville 98072

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DeLille Cellars is a boutique artisan winery located in Woodinville, Washington. The winery was founded in 1992 by Charles and Greg Lill, Jay Soloff and celebrated winemaker Chris Upchurch. The mission at DeLille Cellars has always been to create wines with old world elegance from the power of new world vineyards in Washington State. From the beginning, the winery has looked towards the prestigious Red Mountain AVA as the foundation of its wines.


Our Wines

  • 2013 D2

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • This exceptional vintage demonstrates classical, expressive Merlot notes of floral spices, sweet herbs, pencil shavings, tobacco pouch and mixed berries. There are rich, generous flavors filling the mouth with black cherries, raspberries and kirsch liquor as well as cocoa powder and toasty oak notes. The palate continues with savory qualities tempered by an elegance that has come to define DeLille Cellars. Complete all this with a dramatic finish to experience a memorable and youthful D2. Varietals: 57% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot Ratings: --- 90-92 Barrel Score --- "Medium to full-bodied, balanced, supple and slightly forward, drink it on release and over the following decade." --- Review by Jeb Dunnuck eRobertParker.com #219 (June 2015)

      • Blend - Bordeaux Style Red
      • $30 - $50
      • Columbia Valley
  • 2014 Chaleur Estate Blanc

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • An amazing nose of sweet Sauvignon Blanc grasses and Tuscan olives supports the pastry shop aromas of almond paste, cream, hints of pineapple, star fruit, key lime, grapefruit and Herbs de Provence. Maybe the best descriptor is “wow!” showing flavors that are rich and expansive. It’s not all about the Sauvignon Blanc though – the Semillon is evident on the palate with guava, citrus honey and fig notes. 2014 is a vintage of classic balance and elegance reinforcing the pedigree of this wine. There’s healthy structure with a lengthy finish reminding us of the greater development still to come. Ratings: 93 Points- Stephen Tanzer (December 2015) “A wonderfully rich, fine-grained white wine with sexy leesy complexity.” Varietals: 75% Sauvignon Blanc, 25% Semillon Production: Whole cluster pressed, fermented in 90% French oak (60% new) and 10% stainless steel with partial native yeast, and aged 7 months on lees. Vineyards: 44% Sagemoor Vineyard, 18% Klipsun

      • Blend - Bordeaux Style White
      • $30 - $50
      • Columbia Valley
  • 2013 Four Flags Cabernet Sauvignon

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • This vintage has powerful yet harmonious fruit and oak balance. Classically structured with great lift, our 2013 Four Flags includes rich cassis, black cherries and pine nut nuances. Add savory ripe tannins, toasty oak, exotic spices of coriander and cardamom along with a smoky texture and you can see how complex and dynamic it is right now. Equally important, there are clues as to where this wine is headed as it develops over the next decade. 100% Red Mountain AVA: 31% Grand Ciel Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Upchurch Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Klipsun Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon --- 92-95 Barrel Score --- "A wine that may match its 2012 counterpart, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Four Flags offers sensational notes of cassis, lead pencil, tobacco and spicy oak to go with a full-bodied, elegant and layered feel on the palate. It shows the slightly more focused, fresh style of the vintage, has fine tannin and enough depth and

      • Cabernet Sauvignon
      • $50 - $75
      • Red Mountain
  • 2013 Harrison Hill

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • This is a fabulously ripe vintage with loads of herbs and spices intertwined with classic black cherry, cassis and leather notes. Thyme, rosemary, toasted sesame seeds, cedar and sous bois (i.e., forest floor) notes unfold along with floral aromas of lavender and orange blossoms. As for the flavors, there are layers of blueberries, figs, plums, cocoa, blackberries, currants and a whisper of roasted meats. Beautifully proportioned, the wine ends with mouthwatering ripe tannins and an elegant, lengthy finish. ---94-97 points, Barrel Score--- "Chateau Margaux-like with its elegant, spice and sandalwood character." ~Jeb Dunnuck, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

      • Blend - Bordeaux Style Red
      • over $75
      • Snipes Mountain
      • No Tasting Notes currently listed.
  • 2013 Doyenne AIX

    • Overview

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    • Our 2013 Aix begins with a powerful color of deep black/purple tinted by magenta edges followed with aromas that show off an array of mixed dark fruits including black cherries, black currants, plums and blackberry jam. The nose continues with notes of violets, Herbs de Provence, ground black pepper and toasted vanilla. The flavors are vibrant and lively with good concentration showing black raspberries, dark chocolate, tobacco and sanguine (i.e. red) meaty characteristics from the Syrah; a perfect partner for grilling. Winner of GOLD, BEST IN CLASS at the Sunset International Wine Competition Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate 93 Points Review by Jeb Dunnuck #225 (Mar 2016) “Tasting like a rich, ripe red from Provence, the 2013 Doyenne Aix (60/40 Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon) offers up a fabulous bouquet of ripe black currants, melted licorice, roasted herbs and pepper in a full-bodied, concentrated, even unctuous, style on the palate. Desp

      • Blend - Rhone Style Red
      • $30 - $50
      • Red Mountain
  • 2013 Chaleur Estate

    • Overview

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    • Made from 100% Red Mountain fruit, this vintage already has great muscular structure and solid focus in its youth. After decanting, it shows classic Chaleur aromas of cassis, blueberries, pencil snap and fresh cracked pepper along with vanilla and toasted oak characters. The assertive mouthfeel reveals blueberries, currants, plum jam, grilled meats, pie cherries and mocha nuances. With all of its power, structure and length, this Chaleur can cellar for 20 years. ---92-94 points, Barrel Score, Robert Parker--- 100% Red Mountain AVA: 75% Ciel Du Cheval Vineyard, 25% Upchurch Vineyard

      • Blend - Bordeaux Style Red
      • over $75
      • Red Mountain
      • No Tasting Notes currently listed.
  • 2012 Grand Ciel Cabernet Sauvignon

    • Overview

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    • Experience a deep, almost opaque color followed by concentrated aromas of dark fruits, stones, cherry wood, saddle leather, tarragon and subtle smoke in this colossal wine. Tempering the size, however, there is an elegant side distinctly present in the lavender, white flowers, blackberries and white pepper. On the palate, these dense flavors are focused and refined with nice toasty oak balance and an ethereal finish – this is one for the ages. ---- 96 Points, Robert Parker--- 100% Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

      • Cabernet Sauvignon
      • over $75
      • Red Mountain
      • Grand Ciel Vineyard
  • 2013 Grand Ciel Syrah

    • Overview

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    • The 2013 vintage has an expansive nose of blue fruits, blackberries, violets, cherry blossoms, vanilla mint and citrus oil followed by mineral and garrigue (i.e., wild, fragrant herbs) characters. A glass-staining black purple color reinforces the aromas. As always there is a generosity of flavors that include lush brambleberries, blackberries, cherries, orange spice, black pepper and cumin. 2013 proves to be a ripe and powerful vintage as is evident in this release of Grand Ciel Syrah. ---93-95 Points, Barrel Score, Robert Parker--- 100% Red Mountain Syrah

      • Syrah
      • $50 - $75
      • Red Mountain
      • Grand Ciel Vineyard
  • 2013 Doyenne Signature Syrah

    • Overview

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    • Showing qualities of crushed stones and deep, dark fruits like boysenberry, blackberries, cracked pepper and black olive, this is a very European-style Syrah. In addition, exotic notes of burnt citrus, freshly crushed vanilla bean, red apricots and new leather enhance the dark fruit core. Although this vintage is young and muscular, generous flavors are already developing and filling the mouth giving a hint of what is to come, a very complex Syrah. 92 points from Robert Parker.

      • Blend - Rhone Style Red
      • $30 - $50
      • Yakima Valley
      • No Tasting Notes currently listed.
  • 2015 Roussanne

    • Overview

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    • Bearing the name inspired by its russet-colored skin, Roussanne is one of the few noble white grapes that can retain natural acidity and crisp structure nurtured under our beloved Red Mountain sun. This is an aromatic wine full of juicy lime and honeysuckle blossom showing both vibrant and delicate qualities free from any oak intervention. As a single vineyard wine from the famed Ciel du Cheval vineyard in the Red Mountain AVA, the distinctive mineral complexity is the foundation of every vintage. Almond oil, mint and Asian pear nuances support the characteristic juicy lime and Granny Smith apple notes on the nose. There is an explosion of mouthwatering flavors of peach, pear, sea salt and Limoncello liqueur. It’s beautifully constructed, balanced and seamless; an aromatic wine that is a classic example of the Roussanne grape. Barrel Score 91-93, Robert Parker Review by Jeb Dunnuck eRobertParker.com, #225 (Mar 2016) "Coming all from a single block in the Ciel du Cheval

      • Roussanne
      • $30 - $50
      • Red Mountain
      • Ciel du Cheval
      • No Tasting Notes currently listed.
  • 2015 Rosé

    • Overview

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    • Our Rosé is a traditional blend of Grenache (53%), Mourvèdre (34%) and Cinsaut (13%). While Grenache provides plentiful juicy red berries, the salmon-pink hue and wild (sauvage) character remain the hallmarks of the Mourvèdre grape. Incorporating a subtle touch of Cinsaut adds a savory watermelon nuance. This is a balanced style of rosé that retains crisp acidity. It is a wine that begs to be chilled and enjoyed al fresco, keeping in mind that some folks credit France as the place where the word ‘picnic’ originated! This is an elegant and unique vintage that displays Salmonberry color with aromas of cherry blossom, strawberry leaf, pomegranates, pie dough, citrus spice and grapefruit with a touch of star anise – actually it’s quite an exotic nose. The flavors are rich, round and savory revealing strawberry leather, juicy watermelon and subtle raspberry. With a beautiful, long acid-driven finish, it is a perfect wine for summer cuisine.

      • Rose
      • $30 - $50
      • Yakima Valley
      • No Tasting Notes currently listed.
  • 2014 Métier

    • Overview

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    • Nowhere is the craft (métier) of blending wine more evident than in our own Métier. Mourvèdre (40%) lends wild (sauvage) brambleberry nuances and vibrant, dark hues supporting the bursts of raspberry and strawberry leaf from the expressive characteristics of Grenache (37%). Consistent with our style, Syrah (19%) brings juicy, generous, meaty flavors to the profile. Cinsault (4%) softens the blend releasing a subtle perfume of watermelon and strawberries. Whether appreciating a glass on its own or pairing with food, our Métier is delicious no matter how you choose to enjoy it. This is a vintage that is full of clean, youthful aromas of deep raspberries, violets, strawberries and menthol. It keeps coming with jammy blackberry and raspberry flavors along with sweet apple and smoked bacon showing an additional layer of diverse spices from cracked black pepper to rosemary. Pure and focused now, this wine will continue to reward with short-term aging.

      • Blend - Rhone Style Red
      • $30 - $50
      • Yakima Valley
      • No Tasting Notes currently listed.
  • Doyenne 2014 Roussanne

    • Overview

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    • This vintage proves to be one of our most outstanding Roussanne releases to date. The nose is a complex blend of Bosc pears, white flowers, minerals, vanilla, apricot pollen and star fruit. It’s a wine with assertive attack of vibrant flavors of juicy lime, agave nectar, pears, clover honey and a hint of mint in the finish. Roussanne’s ability to produce big, ripe flavors yet retain its bold natural acidity is apparent here. Demonstrating tremendous depth and structure, the 2014 vintage is truly a showcase wine.

      • Roussanne
      • $30 - $50
      • Red Mountain
      • Ciel du Cheval
      • No Tasting Notes currently listed.
  • DeLille Cellars 2011 Chaleur Estate Blanc

    • Overview

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    • The DeLille Cellars 2011 Chaleur Estate Blanc is already showing diverse aromas of white flowers, white pepper, guava, sous bois (i.e. forest floor) and lemon zest. There's a whisper of toasted almonds as an added bonus. A honeyed richness is expressed in the mouth unfolding to reveal sweet grass and herbs, sweet cream and once again, guava and citrus. It shows an almost red wine concentration that we like. The powerful richness, juicy acidity and fine balance of this wine really sets it apart in style and quality

      • Blend - Bordeaux Style White
      • $30 - $50
      • Columbia Valley
      • No Tasting Notes currently listed.
  • Doyenne 2009 AIX

    • Overview

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    • The black magenta color reveals the first hints of the size and power of this blockbuster wine. The massive bouquet of raspberries, anise, cardamom wood spice and smoke reinforce the power of the vintage. Deep and complex, there is an mélange of red fruits including raspberries, pomegranates, and strawberries. The cassis and espresso notes unfold from the Cabernet Sauvignon layered with raspberries, black pepper and nutmeg from the Syrah. This is a classically hedonistic, juicy, richly flavored Aix that showcases the generous aspects of the vintage.

      • Blend - Rhone Style Red
      • $30 - $50
      • Red Mountain
      • No Tasting Notes currently listed.
  • Doyenne 2011 Roussanne

    • Overview

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    • The floral aroma of our 2011 Doyenne Roussanne provides hints of Meyer lemon and Gala apple with delicate whiffs of both flesh and peel of succulent oranges. With each sip the wine builds on the palate, revealing multi-layered flavors of vivid pear and nectarine fruits guiding the wine toward a pure, focused and long finish.

      • Roussanne
      • $30 - $50
      • Red Mountain
      • No Tasting Notes currently listed.
  • Doyenne 2009 Signature Syrah

    • Overview

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    • Exhibiting the most amazing purple-black tar color announces the density of this wine. The nose follows with orange blossom and orange chocolate aromas from the addition of 2½% Viognier during fermentation. These floral components are wrapped around a round core of black raspberries, marion berries, fennel and plums. This wine is plush, delicious and sensuous showing notes of kirsch liquor, white pepper, marrow and earth tones. Experience a full spectrum wine from an impressive pedigree of 2/3 Grand Ciel Vineyard Syrah and 1/3 Yakima Valley Boushey Syrah.

      • Syrah
      • $30 - $50
      • Yakima Valley
      • No Tasting Notes currently listed.
  • DeLille Cellars 2009 D2

    • Overview

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    • The impression on the nose is immediate with aromas of fresh cherries, cinnamon, plum brandy, mocha chocolate, fennel seed and cigar box. The array of bright nuisances continues on the palate with classic “Bordeaux blend” flavors of black currants, black cherries, blueberries and mint. There are also delicate hints of black pepper, brown butter and toasty oak flavors that combine with rich and juicy mouth watering balance continuing through the lengthy finish delivering yet another delicious D2 vintage.

      • Blend - Bordeaux Style Red
      • $30 - $50
      • Columbia Valley
      • No Tasting Notes currently listed.
  • Doyenne 2011 Rose

    • Overview

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    • Departing from the mourvèdre dominant cuvées of prior vintages, this year’s Doyenne Rosé showcases our Grenache fruit offering profound strawberry and raspberry aromas with hints of earth, anise, citrus and watermelon characters. Showing greater palate weight than a typical rosé, the 2011 vintage expresses complex flavors of wild strawberries and melon wrapped in a supple texture with a refreshing crisp focus. This combination of juicy acidity and creamy mouthfeel make our rosé a perfectly balanced summertime wine – definitely our top choice for alfresco dining.

      • Rose
      • $20 - $30
      • Yakima Valley
      • No Tasting Notes currently listed.
  • DeLILLE CELLARS 2008 Grand Ciel Cabernet Sauvignon

    • Overview

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    • The 2008 Grand Ciel Cabernet Sauvignon has a rare purity of fruit flavors. This is a wine of class, focus and concentration and shows a profile of ripe Bordeaux-style tannins, red currents, bright cherries, cocoa powder and cedar. It is a complete and seamless wine almost to the point that it defies this analytical dissection. The wines’ classical structure and deep, focused intensity melts into a silky long finish. Although both richly flavored and powerful now, cellaring will be rewarded with further enhancement.

      • Cabernet Sauvignon
      • over $75
      • Red Mountain
      • No Tasting Notes currently listed.
  • Doyenne 2008 'Signature' Syrah

    • Overview

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    • Our Syrah defines the 2008 vintage character beautifully -- revealing a nose of pomegranate, black raspberry, flowers, black pepper and minerals. Interesting notes of grilled meat and wet stones accompany the usual Syrah flavors of black plum, pomegranate, and fresh herbs. Demonstrating uncommon elegance, balance and power, the finish is focused and long. This wine continues the 2008 trend of interesting, elegant wines with classical structure and memorable longevity.

      • Syrah
      • $30 - $50
      • Yakima Valley
      • No Tasting Notes currently listed.
  • Doyenne 2008 Aix

    • Overview

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    • This vintage explodes from the glass with dark, dense black fruits, blackberry liqueur, black pepper, road tar, fresh sage, almonds and toast. The black fruits dominate the palate, with expressive Herbes de Provençe notes from the Syrah and a layer of cassis along the mid-palate showing off the Cabernet Sauvignon component. A strong structure and long finish make this an ideal wine for medium-term cellaring. This wine is a great example of the 2008 vintage displaying finesse and elegance along with many enticing non-fruit characteristics that we sometimes associate with Old World wines.

      • Blend - Rhone Style Red
      • $30 - $50
      • Red Mountain
      • No Tasting Notes currently listed.
  • DeLILLE CELLARS 2009 D2

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • The impression on the nose is immediate with aromas of fresh cherries, cinnamon, plum brandy, mocha chocolate, fennel seed and cigar box. The array of bright nuances continues on the palate with classic “Bordeaux blend” flavors of black currants, black cherries, blueberries and mint. There are also delicate hints of black pepper, brown butter and toasty oak flavors that combine with rich and juicy mouth watering balance continuing through the lengthy finish delivering yet another delicious D2 vintage.

      • Blend - Bordeaux Style Red
      • $30 - $50
      • Columbia Valley
      • No Tasting Notes currently listed.
  • DeLILLE CELLARS 2008 Harrison HIll

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • The slightly cooler temperatures of Harrison Hill in the 2008 vintage allowed the trademark nose of black cherries to be even more pronounced than prior vintages. Bright cherries, raspberries and red currants enhanced by tobacco and leather along with heaps of fresh herbs are the signature characteristics of this unique and historic vineyard. The palate is extremely supple and silky, showcasing purity of red and black fruits, cigar box, and pencil lead. Since Harrison Hill shines best in slightly cooler vintages such as 2008 and this year’s wine is undeniable proof.

      • Blend - Bordeaux Style Red
      • $50 - $75
      • Yakima Valley
      • No Tasting Notes currently listed.
  • DeLILLE CELLARS 2008 Chaleur Estate

    • Overview

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    • 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.

      • Blend - Bordeaux Style Red
      • $50 - $75
      • Red Mountain
      • No Tasting Notes currently listed.

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2015 Roussanne, 2015 Rosé, and 2015 Métier are now available. Visit us at the Carriage House Tasting Room in Woodinville or Maison DeLille in Kirkland!