DeLille Cellars 2018 Harrison Hill 25th Vintage Red Wine, Snipes Mountain, $105

By on June 13, 2021

In 1972, the Newhouse family took over farming this 5-acre site established a century ago by W.B. Bridgman within the city limits of Sunnyside, Wash. The prized component has been the acre of Cabernet Sauvignon that was established in 1962 and is a living piece of the state’s wine history. They’ve since planted Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot, DeLille began producing a Harrison Hill blend in 1994. Hence, this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (61%), Merlot (26%) and Cabernet Franc by Jason Gorski signals the 25th time DeLille bottled this Left Bank Bordeaux-inspired wine. A judicious use of French oak keeps the focus on the fruit from first whiff through the finish. Delicious notes of Marionberry and Bing cherry and the depth of the juiciness moves the sandy tannins just behind the marvelously structured fruit, which is capped by blueberry and pomegranate.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 375 cases

Alcohol: 14%

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