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49% Merlot
36% Cabernet Sauvignon
11% Cabernet Franc
4% Petit Verdot


Columbia Valley AVA


Drink Now or Age 5 to 15+ Years


D2 is sourced from over a dozen Columbia Valley Vineyards, including Red Willow, Harrison Hill, Ciel du Cheval, Klipsun, Boushey, DuBrul, Upchurch and Grand Ciel.

2002 D2

The 2002 D2 shows a dark regal ruby color and bright aromas of cocoa, blackberries, fresh currants and black pepper spice. There is a soft plush mouth-feel typical of Merlot with black fruits, cassis and mocha flavors. The finish reveals length and tannins that are ripe and soft.


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92 Points

— Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

92 Points

“Undoubtedly the finest D2 to date, the 2002 bursts from the glass with sage-laced dark fruits. It is a blend of 49% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc, and 4% Petit Verdot. Dense, rich, and medium to full-bodied, it is a broad wine with satiny layers of blackberries, spices, and brambleberries. An immensely impressive effort, it is big, lush, complex, and friendly.” – Pierre Rovani

April 2006

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Butternut Squash Risotto with Black Truffles

This is a very cool dish because it is vegetarian, yet the cheese and truffles bump it up to a red wine pairing. It is perfect with the DeLille Cellars Merlot-dominant D2. For the carnivorous, add a short rib on top. Vegetarian or not, everyone is happy. Do not fear the truffle. As with many things, they are available on the internet for most of year.

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Behind the Wine

2002 D2

Always leading with Merlot, D2 is a traditional Bordeaux-style blend sourced from over a dozen of the state’s most prestigious vineyards across the Columbia Valley to create the ultimate expression of Washington State terroir.


Sourced from over a dozen premier vineyards throughout the Columbia Valley AVA.



Cold soaked 24-36 hours, fermented for 12-14 days on skin, and aged 18 months in 100% French oak (55% new).