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Varietal

100% Merlot

Appellation

Yakima Valley AVA

Aging

Drink Now or Age 5 to 10 Years

Vineyard

Boushey
Harrison Hill
DuBrul

2020 Le Colosse

The 2020 Le Colosse is defined by its dreamy texture, layered dark and red fruits and being sourced from four of the most iconic Merlot sites in the state.  The wine opens with whiffs of raspberry, black cherry, cinnamon stick and forest floor.  The velvety mouthfeel is luxurious, with firm acid that allows the fruit to pop and just the right amount of new oak (70%) to add structure and more roundness.  Milk chocolate, cinnamon stick and red currant dance on the palate, leading to an extensive finish.  Easily enjoy now or cellar 10+ years.  – N.B.

$65

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94 Points

— Anthony Mueller, Robert Parker Wine Advocate

94 Points

Made from 100% Merlot, the 2020 Le Colosse opens to classic aromas of plum with fresh cherry essences, touches of florals and hints of oak spices. Medium to full-bodied, balanced and focused with fantastic layers that shine with elegance and refinement, the palate presents a lively and lifting structure with fine-grained tannins before offering up flavors of juicy blackberry and graphite over the long-lingering and spicy finish. Bravo! It’s a fantastic wine that spent 20 months in French oak, 70% first use. Give it a try. – Anthony Mueller, Robert Parker Wine Advocate

May 2023

Additional Scores:

94

Wine Enthusiast

92

James Suckling

94

Owen Bargreen

Suggested Pairing

Ravioli with Pancetta — Merlot can be paired with a wide variety of foods, from chicken and light meats to roasted vegetables.

Behind the Wine

2020 Le Colosse

Commonly attributed to Isaac Newton, although most likely originating centuries earlier, the expression “if I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants” refers to the constant discovery and accomplishment only possible due to the previous e­ffort and exploration by others. “Le Colosse” invokes the people, vineyards, and winemaking techniques that we seek to relentlessly build upon. For over a quarter-century, we have endeavored to use this incredible foundation to craft wines of character and balance unique to DeLille, while being true to the distinct style of Washington State.

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Vineyards

DuBrul Vineyard was planted in 1992, the same year DeLille was founded. Owner Hugh Shiels tends to the vines.

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Winemaking

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

Taste With Director Of Winemaking Jason Gorski

Director Of Winemaking Jason Gorski Tastes And Reviews 2019 Le Colosse

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