93pointsDeLille 1997 Chaleur Estate Red (Yakima Valley)

The winery set out some years back to make a Washington equivalent of classified Bordeaux, and no one has come closer. Winemaker Chris Upchurch captures the lead pencil/cigarbox nuances of Pauillac, and uses the deep, dark, slightly bitter black-cherry fruit to full advantage. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, this may well be the best wine made in Washington.

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  • Alcohol
    14.1%
  • Bottle Size
    750 ml
  • Category
    Red
  • Date Published
    6/1/2000
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