It was almost impossible to review this wine. My wife kept taking the bottle.
Reviewing the Delille Cellars 2015 Chaleur Blanc white wine was challenging. I should mention that I first reviewed the 2015 vintage in October of 2016. Loved it then too. This time, I thought I'd share with my wife while I was taking notes. Mistake? Before I knew it, half the bottle was gone, and I was only just started on my notes!
"Truly a Northwest classic!"
I had to hide the bottle just to save some wine for my day two notes and for photographs. She loved the Chaleur Blanc! Note to self, "Delille Cellars Chaleur Blanc is now one of my wife's favorite wines. Don't forget."
That is strong recommendation for this wine. From both of us!
|2015 Chaleur Blanc by Delille Cellars.|
Nose: Delicious toast, white flower, minerality, citrus.
Palate: Good weight, creaminess, tart citrus and toast, lime skin, nice spike of acid mid-palate, leaned into lemon creme on the fresh medium finish. Big like. Where'd the bottle go?
Day two: Lean, crisp, focused, thrilling minerality, zip of acidity along the palate, lemon/white grapefruit, touch of rind, dry, captivating texture, with lemon yogurt on the medium finish. Wonderful.
Thoughts: My wife loved this wine! Turned my back and the bottle was almost empty. Managed to save a glass for day two notes. Would pair well with white fish, sashimi, shrimp salad, oysters, mussels, crab, lobster tail and scallops. Or just drink. Drink now. Vintage has held up well.
|Friendly enough too for popcorn shrimp.|
Blend: 73% Sauvignon Blanc, 27% Semillon
Vineyards: Sagemoor 51%, Boushey 29%, Klipsun 20%
Closure: Natural Cork
Sample provided by the winery
Executive Winemaker: Chris Upchurch
|A classic Northwest white wine.|
The Carriage House Tasting Room is located just 1/4 mile north of the DeLille Cellars' Chateau.
Tasting Fee: $20.00, waived with two bottle purchase.
14421 Woodinville-Redmond Rd NE, Woodinville 98072
Tasting Room Hours:
Sunday-Thursday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The 2015 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Blanc is styled as a classic Bordeaux blend, with 73% Sauvignon Blanc and 27% Semillon. After more than 20 vintages, the Chaleur Blanc has become a signature wine.
We were both impressed. Truly a Northwest classic!