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65% Cabernet Sauvignon
20% Merlot
10% Cabernet Franc
5% Petit Verdot


Red Mountain AVA


Age 5-20 Years


65% Ciel du Cheval
15% Upchuch
10% Klipsun
10% Ciel du Cheval

2010 Chaleur Estate 1.5L Engraved

This is an elegant wine with a powerful profile. The deep aromas consist of blueberries, cassis, blackberries, juicy purple grapes, graham cracker, roasted meats, pastry spices, rosemary bush, mole chocolate and lilacs. On the palate there is a beautiful combination of red and dark fruits like marion berries, pomegranates, currants and cassis along with vanilla and wood smoke. A mouthwatering, savory style that defines the 2010 vintage and is also reminiscent of the very best earlier Chaleur Estate vintages, a long lasting wine of 15 years or more.


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94 Points

— Jeb Dunnuck, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

94 Points

Along the same lines quality-wise, yet with more spice, toast, sage and hints of bay leaf, the 2010 Chaleur Estate has lavish richness and depth in the mouth, with superb mid-palate concentration, masses of ripe tannin and a knockout finish. A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc that’s from the Ciel du Cheval, Upchurch and Klipsun Vineyards, it is a serious Cabernet Sauvignon that will have 15-20 years of longevity. Decant if drinking anytime soon. Drink 2017-2028+.  

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Pairing Suggestion

Seared Rack of Lamb with black garlic gastrique, herb gnocchi, beurre noisette and lamb jus — Other pairing recommendations include hearty mushroom-based dishes, earthy risottos and rich pastas.

Behind the Wine

2010 Chaleur Estate 1.5L Engraved

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.


Ciel du Cheval is one of Washington’s most prestigious vineyards. The 1982 planting of Cabernet Sauvignon at this famed Red Mountain site is the backbone of Chaleur Estate.



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.