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  • 2005 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate – USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Red Mountain (10/20/2018)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about two hours.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of violets, cassis, plum and a hint of white pepper. Flavors of cassis, plums and black raspberries. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. I lean towards drink. In a really good place right now. (93 points)

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  • 2015 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate Blanc – USA, Washington, Columbia Valley (9/15/2018)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of matchstick followed by notes of lychee and other exotic fruits. Flavors of lemon and grapefruit rind. Medium to bright acidity, medium body. Drink now. (90 points)

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  • 2015 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate Blanc – USA, Washington, Columbia Valley (7/11/2018)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Straw color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Light nose of yellow apples, yellow pears and a hint of talc. Flavors of yellow pears and yellow apples. Medium acidity, light to medium body. Drink over the short term. (90 points)

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  • 2005 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate – USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Red Mountain (2/1/2015)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind for Super Bowl XLIX. Opened and decanted approximately two hours before serving.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of Kirsch, lavender and plum. Flavors of currants, cherries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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