2018 DeLille Cellars D2, Columbia Valley, USA (750ml)
Mocha and milk chocolate notes from French oak integrate with beautiful cassis, dried cranberry, and cedar aromas on this 2018 D2. This wine is instantly delicious on the palate with an inviting warm, soft entry. It rapidly builds in intensity of fruit mid-palate, offering remarkable length on the finish, with Red Mountain Cabernet (16% of the blend) apparent in the texture.
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.
- Wine Enthusiast, 92 pts.
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.
- Jeb Dunnuck, 91 pts.
Black plums, baked blueberries, mocha and toffee on the nose. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm, polished tannins. Ripe with bright acidity and a firm, tannic finish. 67% merlot, 28% cabernet sauvignon, 3% cabernet franc and 2% petit verdot. Drink or hold.
- James Suckling, 90 pts.
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