DeLille Cellars D2 2018
|Region||United States, Washington, Columbia Valley|
"Opens with rich and polished black cherry and red currant flavors that are laced with hints of mineral and green olive, taking on structure toward broad-shouldered tannins on the finish. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot." Tim Fish Wine Spectator 93 points Drink 2023-31
A blend of 67% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, this wine is full of polish and class. The aromas are charming, with notes of black cherry, dark raspberry, flowers and bittersweet chocolate. There's impressive structure and balance to the red and black fruit flavors.
Named after the famed D2 road that runs from Bordeaux up through the Médoc, the 2018 D2 checks in as 67% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. It has a classy, medium-bodied style offering fine, elegant tannins, a balanced, charming texture, and classic notes of currants, violets, lead pencil, and tobacco. Reminding me of a top Cru Bourgeois, it should keep for a decade.