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Winemaker Friday at DeLille Cellars Carriage House
February 12, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm$20
WOODINVILL, Wash. — Katy Robertson, cellarmaster at DeLille Cellars, will be pouring Merlot at the DeLille Cellars Carriage House Tasting Room on 4-6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12. Come meet Katy and learn about her passion for wine.
Why Merlot? After the incredible success of Four Flags Cabernet, we wondered if we could match that accomplishment by creating a blend of the outstanding Merlot vineyards from our cellar. Since each site brings its own nuances to the table, we knew combining them could create a wine with harmony, balance and a style of its own. In 2013, we found such a blend.
This time, however, we had to utilize vineyards from across the Yakima Valley and include Red Willow, DuBrul, Upchurch and Klipsun. Clearly some of the finest vineyards in Washington State, their shared contribution delivers stunning results. — Chris Upchurch, executive winemaker
2013 DeLille Cellars Merlot
A beautiful deep brick color combines with an assertive Bing cherry and spice-driven nose. The aromas include lavender and jasmine, anise and malted cocoa, peppercorns, light straw and tarragon with hints of warm bread along with the classic expression of Merlot red fruits. Driven by cherry and raspberry fruits along with spice rack characters repeated on the nose, there’s an outstanding savory mouth feel. The tannins are in check, contributing to the mouthwatering profile and its warm lengthy finish. Consider this wine one for the ages.