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2022 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Blanc

2022 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Blanc

Producer: DeLille

Region: Columbia Valley, WA

Country: USA

Grapes: 69% Sauvignon Blanc, 31% Semillon

Vintage: 2022

ABV: 14.4%
Drink By: 2026

Vivino: 4.2

Tech Sheet


Occasional Wine Notes:  We have tasted a few Bordeaux Blancs, and really like the way the Semillon tames the acidity of the Sauvignon Blanc to deliver a richer and fuller, but very approachable white wine. This offering from Washington state stands up against the best of what we've had from Bordeaux. The honey and pineapple give this a rich mouthfeel and flavor while softening the lemon that hangs around through a very nice finish. We dig this wine!

  • Jeb Dunnuck

    Critic Score: 94

    Not yet bottled, the 2022 Chaleur Blanc will be terrific, and this wine is consistently one of the finest Bordeaux Blanc blends outside of Bordeaux. Based on 69% Sauvignon Blanc and the rest Semillon, aging in 42% new oak, it has a terrific sense of minerality as well as bright pineapple and honeyed grapefruit aromatics, medium body, a focused, tight, racy mouthfeel, and a great finish. It’s going to benefit from a year or two of bottle age.

  • Wine Spectator

    Critic Score:  92

    Supple yet vibrant, this blend has multilayered beeswax, lemon verbena and fresh fig accents that linger on the long, plush finish. Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon. 

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