2014 DeLille "D2" Columbia Valley Bordeaux Blend (750ml)

2014 DeLille "D2" Columbia Valley Bordeaux Blend (750ml)

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94 points Wine & Spirits

Merlot leads in this elegant, Bordeaux-inspired red; cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc fill out the blend. Its initial scents are savory: cedar and tobacco leaf; the flavors more given to spiced cherry and plum—merlot-driven in their nimble, succulent, light-toned fruit. As is the acidity, the wine pulsing and vibrant, a clean expression of Bordeaux varieties to serve with steak.  (8/2017)

93 points Wine Enthusiast

This wine is a blend of Merlot (58%), Cabernet Sauvignon (36%), Cabernet Franc (5%) and Petit Verdot. Vibrant aromas of cherry meats, raspberry, dried herb and barrel spice are followed by a fruit-forward flavorful palate backed by firm tannins. It has a high yum factor. (SS)  (6/2017)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The ruby-colored 2014 D2 Proprietary Red Wine is the entry-level Bordeaux blend of the estate and is named after the D2 highway in Bordeaux. It’s a soft, voluptuous, medium-bodied effort that offers loads of currants, black cherries, strawberries and leafy herb aromas and flavors. It’s already hard to resist, yet there’s quality tannin hiding under its fruit, and I suspect it will surprise you with its longevity. (JD)  (6/2018)

92 points Vinous

Bright ruby. Pungent fruit-driven aromas of cranberry, pomegranate and blackberry. Plush and seamless on the palate, with blackberry and blueberry flavors complicated by a savory dried-berry note that I associate with Red Willow vineyard. Wonderfully pliant from the start, this beauty finishes very long and suave, with utterly smooth tannins. Great fruit here! (ST)  (10/2017)

90 points Wine Spectator

Well-built, if rather tightly wound, offering focused notes of currant, clove and stony mineral. Hands-off for now. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best after 2018. (TF)  (8/2017)