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Cabernet & Syrah Exploratory Bundle

This five-pack highlights two varietals that live at the heart of the DeLille portfolio: Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Doyenne is an exciting wine that showcases how these two grapes can be blended to make a wine greater than the sum of its parts. The Signature Syrah represents DeLille’s Rhone-style wines and provides an interesting comparison against Doyenne. Finally, the bundle includes one Grand Ciel Cabernet Sauvignon bottle and a Bordeaux-style, full-bodied Cabernet from our esteemed Grand Ciel Vineyard.

Discover the unique flavor profiles of these two varietals as they stand independently, and then experience the wonder that happens when they are blended. In this bundle, you will receive the most recently released two vintages of Doyenne (2020, 2021) and Signature Syrah (2020, 2021), one of our finest wines: the 2020 Grand Ciel Cabernet Sauvignon.

If you love Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah or have been curious about how these two varietals mingle, this bundle is for you!

$360

Applicable member discounts will be added at checkout.

Bundle Includes

2020 Doyenne

Columbia Valley AVA

The 2020 Doyenne, on release, is very reticent to show itself on the nose. As the wine opens up, toasted oak aromas bracket black cherry and blueberry, adding mocha to the mix. Although coaxing aromas out of the glass takes some commitment, the wine erupts on the palate, with layers of Cabernet Sauvignon fruit and structure offering reinforcement to lush Syrah. In the short-term, give this a bit of time to open up in the bottle or give it a decant before enjoying.

 

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94 Points

— Owen Bargreen

2021 Doyenne

Columbia Valley AVA

The marriage of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache is quite agreeable in this 2021 effort of Doyenne that offers aromas of blackberry, cassis, graphite and green peppercorn. The meaty, dark-fleshed Syrah is framed beautifully by the firm structured Cab, while the Grenache adds a floral lift and bright red fruit undertones. The palate is dense and nicely weighted, yet still has good energy that leads to a lengthy finish. Pair with your favorite grilled meats now or cellar 12+ years.  – N.B

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92 Points

— James Suckling

2020 Signature Syrah

Yakima Valley AVA

A brooding, tightly wound wine in its youth, 2020 Signature Syrah displays charcuterie and dark plum aromas on the nose, with a whiff of vanilla flower. Incredibly generous on the palate, with persistent fruit front to back, the wine has just enough restraint from herbal nuances to balance. Vibrant acidity, fennel seed, fresh thyme and dried lavender add lift and complexity. A touch of cocoa and tannin that builds with subsequent tastes show cellaring this gem will offer improvement.

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94 Points

— Clive Pursehouse, Decanter

2021 Signature Syrah

Yakima Valley AVA

The 2021 Signature Syrah sings on release, displaying a classic floral and charcuterie combination that is what Washington State Syrah is all about. Dark plum, violets and dried meats are the dominant aromas that lead way to a touch of orange pith and blueberry compote. The velvety texture lays on the palate effortlessly, with a juicy quality that shows the concentration of the vintage. This wine brings ‘all the feels’ invoking a great deal of satisfaction. Seamless balance, purity of fruit, and a luxurious mouthfeel makes this wine hard to put down. Enjoy now or cellar 10+ years. – N.B

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94 Points

— James Suckling

2020 Grand Ciel Cabernet

Red Mountain AVA

Undeterred by its youth, the 2020 Grand Ciel Cabernet delivers an abundance of pleasure on release.  The nose shows whiffs of blackberry, roasted baking spices, star anise and cedar plank.  The harmonious palate displays powerful, broad tannins and intense richness while remaining impeccably balanced and fresh.  The oak is layered seamlessly in the background behind spicy green peppercorn, red currants, fresh dark espresso, and molasses.  The lengthy finish is focused and has great purity of fruit with a savory edge.  I love this wine now, but its true colors will show after five more years in the bottle, and it will be able to cellar for 20+ years. – N.B

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95 Points

— James Suckling