Great Northwest Wine top 100 wines of 2014: 30-21

By on December 29, 2014

29. DeLille Cellars 2013 Chaleur Estate Blanc, Columbia Valley, $38

delille-chaleur-estate-blancUniversity of Washington grad Chris Upchurch shows his devotion and appreciation of white Bordeaux with this blend of Sauvignon Blanc (65%) and Semillon that’s become one of the United States’ top examples of wines in the style of the historic Graves District. Starfruit, lemon pepper, seashell and chalkboard dust aromas lead into gooseberry, Golden Delicious apple and lemon juice. This much more fruit-forward and complex than most West Coast examples.

Production: 2,400 cases

Alcohol: 13.2%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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