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2019 Delille Cellars Metier

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March 24, 2024 - $26

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RATINGS

94James Suckling

Lovely aromas of ripe red fruit, cocoa powder and fresh thyme. Full-bodied with really vivid and vibrant fruit. Great purity and definition...silky tannins are soaked in juicy fruit. Balanced with good depth and intensity.

93Vinous / IWC

...garrigue notes are gorgeous, and bright red cherry and cigar box tones mingle with black olive on the nose...palate shows good freshness, a soft mouthfeel and a light dusting of salinity. Layers of ripe red and dark fruits parade with stony and earthy tones, sagebrush and creosote.

91The Wine Advocate

...delightful cherry skin and petrichor note. Medium to full-bodied, the mouthfeel offers a fine mineral tension that sways with flavors of potpourri, spiced red plums and raspberries before concluding with a food-friendly finish.

REGION

United States, Washington, Columbia Valley, Yakima Valley

Yakima Valley AVA was the first AVA created in Washington State. The valley, a 600,000-acre area in south central Washington, was granted AVA status in 1983. In 1984 Columbia Valley was given AVA status, and Yakima Valley was enclosed within the Columbia Valley AVA. Nevertheless, Yakima Valley remains home to the largest concentration of vineyards and wineries in the state. There are more than 60 wineries and some 16,000 vineyard acres, and nearly 40% of Washington wines are made with Yakima Valley grapes. The most frequently planted grape is Chardonnay, followed by Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Winemaking here dates to 1869, when a winemaker from Alsace planted grape vines. Vineyard planting and wine production plodded along slowly until the early 1980s when numerous modern pioneers started making well-reviewed Yakima Valley wines. Some of the state’s newest, most closely watched appellations, including Red Mountain AVA and Horse Heaven Hills AVA, are contained within Yakima Valley.