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Varietal

56.5% Merlot
35% Cabernet Sauvignon
6.5% Cabernet Franc
2% Petit Verdot

Appellation

Columbia Valley AVA

Aging

Drink Now or Age 5 to 15+ Years

Vineyard

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

2011 D2 6L

A layered vintage of D2 expressing a fruit-driven nose of blueberries, cassis, and cherries along with lavender, cigar wrappers, toasted vanilla, crushed stones and pencil shavings. The flavors have a harmonious combination of red and black fruits with blackberries and cherries leading the profile. The majority of characters, however, are all about spices:  fennel, white pepper, Herbs de Province, cinnamon, graham and a touch of menthol. Definitely a complex D2 that is delicious, savory, and balanced.

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93 Points

— Jeb Dunnuck, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

93 Points

Functioning as a second wine, the 2012 D2 Proprietary Red Wine checks in as a blend of 50% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc that spent 20 months in 100% new French oak. It’s one hell of a second wine and offers up awesome notes of blackcurrants, wood smoke, graphite, chocolate, truffle and damp earth to go with a full-bodied, ripe, layered and still focused and lively profile on the palate. This is a serious wine on all accounts and it has beautifully integrated acidity, moderate, sweet tannin and a great finish. It’s easy to appreciate now, but will also have 20 years of overall longevity.

Additional Scores:

93+

Vinous

91

Wine Enthusiast

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

2011 D2 6L

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.

Vineyards

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

Vineyards

Winemaking

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