2008 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate Blanc – Columbia Valley, WA
My wife and I were both blown away by this wine—huge nose for a blanc, with all kinds of great elements: grapefruit, lemon, honey, fig, and minerals. It’s buttery, but not oaky, allowing the wine to completely cover the palate, quickly, and not set off any oak alarms. Picked up a few bottles of this at the winery and debating whether or not I should pick up more. This will be a mainstay white in our house, no question. Read more on RJ’s Wine Blog.
WHO: DeLille Cellars
WHAT: 62% Sauvignon Blanc, 38% Semillon
WHERE: Columbia Valley, Washington
HOW MUCH: $34