DeLille Cellars

Chaleur Estate 2019

Red Mountain


DeLille Cellars’ inaugural wine, Chaleur Estate marks the foundation on which the winery has built its craft of blending Washington State fruit in the traditional style. This wine is a Cabernet Sauvignon-dominant blend of Bordeaux varietals, with a focus on Red Mountain vineyards. The result is a wine of depth, complexity, focus and elegance that personifies the French word for warmth, chaleur. First vintage 1992.


76% Ciel Du Cheval Vineyard, 24% Klipsun Vineyard


Cold soaked 24-36 hours, fermented 14-16 days on skin, aged 20 months in 100% French oak (100% new) and aged in bottle 8 months prior to release. 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot

Vintage Note

Summer temperatures were cooler and considerably more even than in recent years, with a notable lack of heat spikes. Overall, temperatures across the 2019 growing season were slightly above 20-year averages but were nowhere near as warm as the years that preceded it. Growers and winemakers alike were excited about the quality of fruit they picked 2019. –

Tasting Note

“This is more St. Julien or Pauillac in style with its darker currants, crushed stone, spicy oak, and lead pencil aromas and flavors. Medium to full-bodied, wonderfully balanced, elegant, and seamless.” – Jeb Dunnuck



Grape Varieties

Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot


Red Mountain



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