DeLille 2016 Chaleur Estate Red (Columbia Valley (WA))

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This is the 25th vintage of the Cabernet Sauvignon (63%) dominated blend, which is rounded out with Merlot (24%), Cabernet Franc (10%) and Petit Verdot (3%). The aromas are brooding, with notes of scorched earth, black cherry, licorice, graphite and barrel spice. Velvety, full-bodied dark chocolate and cherry flavors follow. It brings a pleasing sense of subtlety along with a lick of acidity that augurs well for its longevity. Give it time for the oak to integrate. Best after 2027 with a very long life beyond that. Sean P. Sullivan

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