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.
|Blend:||57% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot|
|Vineyard:||15 prestigious Columbia Valley Vineyards, including Red Willow, Harrison Hill, Ciel du Cheval, Klipsun, Boushey, DuBrul, Upchurch and Grand Ciel|
|Aged:||18 months in 100% French oak (55% new)|
|Fermentation:||Cold soaked for 24-36 hours, fermented for 12-14 days on skin|