DeLille Cellars

D2 Columbia Valley Merlot Blend

9.1324 ratings
9.038 pro ratings
Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Lamb
Top Notes For
Craig Stanfield

Firm tannin, striking acidity but with a roundness and velvet finish. Red fruit and charcoal.

Firm tannin, striking acidity but with a roundness and velvet finish. Red fruit and charcoal.

May 18th, 2018
Kristi Calcagno

Holding up well overall. Still some spice and cherry. One of my fav WA winemakers using Yakima Valley fruit.

Holding up well overall. Still some spice and cherry. One of my fav WA winemakers using Yakima Valley fruit.

2 people found it helpfulDec 10th, 2014
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

9.2

Medoc style Bordeaux blend. Terrific and serious minded. Forest floor, mint, red pepper, slightly green, tannic as a monster, pleasant acidity . Very well rounded and even keeled. Well made.

Medoc style Bordeaux blend. Terrific and serious minded. Forest floor, mint, red pepper, slightly green, tannic as a monster, pleasant acidity . Very well rounded and even keeled. Well made.

Jul 7th, 2017
Mike R
9.0

WE gave this a 91 and it is Bordeaux-style red BUT merlot led red so big medium bold and not able to sing yet so just a wanna be beautiful - has style and finesse but needs some makeup - not as bad as lip stick on a pig makeup but some makeup none the less - man the plans I had for this wine - going to let the other 5 get more beauty rest and pray it helps - not my normal over the top early Sunday afternoon watching NFL football smile but the good thing is wine in enough glasses will produce a smile so starting to smile - will need a better wine for dinner to sleep with a big smile

WE gave this a 91 and it is Bordeaux-style red BUT merlot led red so big medium bold and not able to sing yet so just a wanna be beautiful - has style and finesse but needs some makeup - not as bad as lip stick on a pig makeup but some makeup none the less - man the plans I had for this wine - going to let the other 5 get more beauty rest and pray it helps - not my normal over the top early Sunday afternoon watching NFL football smile but the good thing is wine in enough glasses will produce a smile so starting to smile - will need a better wine for dinner to sleep with a big smile

Jan 15th, 2017
Daniel P. Drake

Welcome to Friday and I have picked up a Right Bank Bordeaux Blend from the state Washington the 2013 DeLille Cellar D2. 57% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot.

Upon opening, there is beautifully expressive dark fruit wafting over the rim of the glass with a lasting impression of blackberries, black currant, black cherry, plum, sweet ripe strawberry, cassis, cherry licorice, and sweet tobacco.

With the first taste on the palate there is lovely blackberry, black cherry, kirsch, strawberry, black currant, green bell pepper, and bit of leather, and a smokey note.

This wine is well balanced with medium + acidity and a smooth mouth feel with fine sandy tannins.

For a second lable wine this is a hell of a deal. For a young wine this is drinking well right now. I would recommend this wine all day long.

Have a great weekend. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Welcome to Friday and I have picked up a Right Bank Bordeaux Blend from the state Washington the 2013 DeLille Cellar D2. 57% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot.

Upon opening, there is beautifully expressive dark fruit wafting over the rim of the glass with a lasting impression of blackberries, black currant, black cherry, plum, sweet ripe strawberry, cassis, cherry licorice, and sweet tobacco.

With the first taste on the palate there is lovely blackberry, black cherry, kirsch, strawberry, black currant, green bell pepper, and bit of leather, and a smokey note.

This wine is well balanced with medium + acidity and a smooth mouth feel with fine sandy tannins.

For a second lable wine this is a hell of a deal. For a young wine this is drinking well right now. I would recommend this wine all day long.

Have a great weekend. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Oct 21st, 2016
Nick Davis

Integrated and robust. Everything fits together on this one.

Integrated and robust. Everything fits together on this one.

Jun 13th, 2016
Andy Christiansen

More ripe then the 2013 tasted side by side. Pedigree is evident but fallen into a bit of a lazy slump.

More ripe then the 2013 tasted side by side. Pedigree is evident but fallen into a bit of a lazy slump.

Feb 24th, 2016
Jordan Gianelli

Pleasant wine. Not incredibly complex on the palate but shows great layers of dark and red fruits. Nice medium body with a fruit forward appeal that finishes soft with a gentle oak expression.

Pleasant wine. Not incredibly complex on the palate but shows great layers of dark and red fruits. Nice medium body with a fruit forward appeal that finishes soft with a gentle oak expression.

Jan 22nd, 2016
Michael Gallegos

Sales & Hospitality Red Car Winery

8.4

Lost a little lust, the vibrancy wasn't there compared to other wines on the same table. But still a nice wine

Lost a little lust, the vibrancy wasn't there compared to other wines on the same table. But still a nice wine

Jan 11th, 2016
Roy Goble

Not my favorite but I can see others liking this taste profile

Not my favorite but I can see others liking this taste profile

Oct 20th, 2015