Essentially the same blend as the outstanding 2006, the new vintage of DeLille's second red offers full, peppery flavors of currants and black cherries. You may wonder why fruit this good is declassified, until you taste the Chaleur Estate red. There's more than a touch of barrel here; and this young wine turns a bit liquorous.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: email@example.com.