DeLille Cellars 2018 D2 Red Wine, Columbia Valley, $45

By on January 26, 2022

Five times in the history of the judging has this Woodinville icon received a Platinum for its flagship wine that pays tribute to the nickname for Medoc’s famed La Route des Vins that passes through Margaux and Pauillac. Jason Gorski takes a Right Bank-inspired approach to the blend of Merlot (67%), Cabernet Sauvignon (28%), Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot from eight of the state’s premier vineyards, including DuBrul, Red Willow and historic Harrison Hill. The trick is for this to deliver now and later, which it does with bright fruitiness hinting at cassis and Bing cherry, integrated oak and refined tannins. Awards: Seattle Wine Awards (gold), Sommelier Choice (gold).

Rating: Platinum, 93 points

Production: 18,750 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

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