2010 Delille Cellars Grand Ciel
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML
  • ST 94
  • JD 94
  • WS 92

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ST 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, November 2013
Dark berries and minerals on the vibrant, sweet nose. Intensely flavored but light on its feet, conveying an impression of serious power without any excess weight. Dark berry fruit flavors are complicated by subtle soil... Dark berries and minerals on the vibrant, sweet nose. Intensely flavored but light on its feet, conveying an impression of serious power without any excess weight. Dark berry fruit flavors are complicated by subtle soil tones and strong graphite minerality. This wonderfully concentrated, seamless wine finishes with noble tannins and outstanding palate-staining persistence. A good bit of this material is declassified into DeLille's D2 and Four Flags bottlings. Wonderfully suave Washington cabernet for extended cellaring.
JD 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2013
Up there with the best vintages of this cuvee to date, and slightly more refined than the Signature Syrah, the 2010 Doyenne Syrah Grand Ciel Vineyard is a thrilling effort that boasts first-rate aromatics, superb... Up there with the best vintages of this cuvee to date, and slightly more refined than the Signature Syrah, the 2010 Doyenne Syrah Grand Ciel Vineyard is a thrilling effort that boasts first-rate aromatics, superb concentration and an understated elegance that comes out with air. Made from 100% Grand Ciel Vineyard Syrah and aged in 30% new French oak, it delivers notions of smoked raspberries, bacon fat, crushed stone minerality, pepper and violets along with a medium to full-bodied, seamless and perfectly proportioned palate. No complaints from me, and despite the layers of fruit and polish, it possesses a decidedly Old World feel. It can be enjoyed now or cellared for a decade. Drink now-2025.
WS 92
Wine Spectator, October 2014
Broad and spicy, with a swarm of fine tannins wrapped around a core of spicy blueberry and plum fruit, picking up peppery notes as the finish lingers. Shows depth and elegance, but needs time. Best from 2017 through 2020... Broad and spicy, with a swarm of fine tannins wrapped around a core of spicy blueberry and plum fruit, picking up peppery notes as the finish lingers. Shows depth and elegance, but needs time. Best from 2017 through 2020. 500 cases made. –HS
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region Washington
Sub-region Columbia Valley
Vintage 2010

Winery

Delille Cellars

DeLille Cellars is a boutique, artisan winery located in Woodinville, Washington. It was founded in 1992 by Charles and Greg Lill, Jay Soloff and celebrated winemaker Chris Upchurch. Wanting to create a new Bordeaux blend using Washington State vineyards, the winery has always looked to the prestigious Red Mountain AVA for the foundation of its wines, including grapes from its own vineyards other top sites in the Yakima Valley.

In 1992, DeLille Cellars pioneered its Chaleur Estate Rouge and D2, both blends of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. The winery was fortunate to acquire, in 1994, the rights to Harrison Hill vineyard, which is home to some of the oldest vines in Washington. Now, with vines over 50 years old, Harrison Hill has become one of the most sought after Bordeaux blends in the state.

In 1995, observing the Bordeaux tradition of blending varietals together, the winery chose to make a barrel fermented blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon for their first white wine, Chaleur Estate Blanc. Over the years, Chaleur Estate Blanc has demonstrated just how well a properly structured white wine can age.

Currently, the winery produces six Bordeaux-styled wines including Grand Ciel, Chaleur Estate Rouge, D2, Harrison Hill, Four Flags and Chaleur Estate Blanc. Also produced are the Doyenne wines which include classic northern Rhone Syrah (awarded by Robert Parker Jr. of Wine Advocate as one of the great 15 Syrahs of the world), a Roussanne, Metier (a Southern Rhone-style red wine), AIX (a Provence-style red wine) and a Bandol-style Rose.

Robert Parker Jr. of the Wine Advocate also rated DeLille Cellars and Doyenne as two of the top 12 Washington producers, bestowing the title of the “Lafite Rothschild” of Washington State. DeLille Cellars is the only Washington winery to receive recognition in the “Top 100 Wines” by both the Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast for two consecutive years