DeLille Cellars – WA Wine Month

August is Washington Wine Month and the folks at DeLille Cellars are celebrating by offering some attractive prices for the month. We have five different wines all at reduced prices to offer. But don’t wait too long, as prices go back up on September 1st!

2015 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate Blanc Columbia Valley 33.00 27.39VS

2016 DeLille Cellars Roussanne Columbia Valley 33.00 27.39VS

2014 DeLille Cellars ‘D2’ Columbia Valley 40.00 33.20VS

2015 DeLille Cellars Red Métier Columbia Valley 33.00 27.39VS

2014 DeLille Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Four Flags’ Columbia Valley 60.00 49.80VS

Deal Of The Month

2016 SECRET SQUIRREL WHITE

The 2016 Secret Squirrel White is a blend of Marsanne, Roussanne, Viognier, Grenache Blanc, and Picpoul from vineyards in the Walla Walla Valley and is a great wine to sample side by side with the 2016 Saint Cosme Blanc. It shows a good cut of acidity, keeping the varietal flavors fresh and bright.

2016 Secret Squirrel White Walla Walla Valley 18.00 14.94VS

The Weekly Tasting

2015 DOLCETTO

The perfect wine to sip at the end of a long day, Dolcetto from Piedmont is aromatic, fruity, and friendly. 2015 was an exceptional vintage. A cold winter with plenty of snow, and a long cool and rainy spring left the ground full of moisture. July was the hottest in 135 years. High diurnal temperature swings in September provided perfect conditions for ripening sugars and tannins. Come in and taste a selection of these delicious wines on Saturday, August 19th at both shops.

2015 Cantina del Pino Dolcetto d’Alba 16.00 13.28VS

2015 G.D. Vajra Dolcetto d’Alb 17.00 14.11VS

2015 Altare Dolcetto d’Alba 18.00 14.94VS

2015 Borgogno Dolcetto d’Alba 20.00 16.60VS

2015 Ca’ Viola Dolcetto d’Alba ‘Vilot’ 22.00 18.26VS

2015 Sandrone Dolcetto d’Alba 23.00 19.09VS

2015 Roagna Dolcetto d’Alba 22.00 18.26VS

2015 Brovia Dolcetto d’Alba 23.00 19.09VS

2015 Pio Cesare Dolcetto d’Alba 25.00 20.75VS

New Arrivals

2014 ABEJA CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Ken and Ginger Harrison restored a century-old farmstead in the foothills of Walla Walla’s Blue Mountains to pursue making extraordinary Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon. Surrounding the winery are seven private cottages with verdant gardens, meandering creeks, and panoramic views. Their 2014 Abeja Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot, and 3% Cabernet Franc from a variety of Washington’s top vineyards— Sagemoor’s Bacchus, Dionysus, and Weinbau. It is an exceptional vintage for this highly sought after wine.

2014 Abeja Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 55.00 45.65VS

2014 BADIA A COLTIBUONO CHIANTI

During the 2014 vintage in Chianti, the wet and warm climate generated vigorous vegetative growth, which meant complicated management for growers, and rainfall differed from vineyard to vineyard. A rainy, mild winter was followed by a cool spring, with one exceptional patch of high temperatures causing early budbreak and a large fruit set. The growing cycle was long due to cool weather and frequent hailstorms in July and August. An exceptionally mild and dry September and early October turned a potentially disastrous vintage into a surprisingly good one. The color of the 2014 Badia a Coltibuono is bright ruby red. An aroma of violets, tobacco leaf, black pepper, and black cherry leads to a flavor that is well balanced. Supple tannins and mineral notes are supported by a finish of fresh acidity.

2014 Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Gaiole in Chianti 20.00 16.60VS

Staff Picks

2015 LE CALCINAIE VERNACCIA

Tenuta Le Calcinaie is a small estate three kilometers from the town of San Gimignano, in the province of Siena. It is named after the composition of the soil in this zone (‘calce’ is lime in Italian) having layers of limestone originating from marine deposits of the Pliocene epoch. The 2015 Tenuta La Calcinaie shows a nice combination of richness and minerality. There is a hint of sea breeze in the aroma, and a solid core of acidity on the palate. This is a near perfect wine for serving with local clams and mussels.

2015 Tenuta La Calcinaie Vernaccia San Gimignano 18.00 14.94VS

2015 DOLCETTO

The perfect wine to sip at the end of a long day, Dolcetto from Piedmont is aromatic, fruity, and friendly. 2015 was an exceptional vintage. A cold winter with plenty of snow, and a long cool and rainy spring left the ground full of moisture. July was the hottest in 135 years. High diurnal temperature swings in September provided perfect conditions for ripening sugars and tannins. Come in and taste a selection of these delicious wines on Saturday, August 19th at both shops.

2015 Cantina del Pino Dolcetto d’Alba 16.00 13.28VS

2015 G.D. Vajra Dolcetto d’Alb 17.00 14.11VS

2015 Altare Dolcetto d’Alba 18.00 14.94VS

2015 Borgogno Dolcetto d’Alba 20.00 16.60VS

2015 Ca’ Viola Dolcetto d’Alba ‘Vilot’ 22.00 18.26VS

2015 Sandrone Dolcetto d’Alba 23.00 19.09VS

2015 Roagna Dolcetto d’Alba 22.00 18.26VS

2015 Brovia Dolcetto d’Alba 23.00 19.09VS

2015 Pio Cesare Dolcetto d’Alba 25.00 20.75VS