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Connexion Oenophilia represents fine wines produced by exceptional estates, many of them family-owned.  All are committed to producing wines of superb quality.

 

DeLille Cellars

Four Flags Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain

Washington :: United States

https://www.delillecellars.com/

Estate::

In the premier growing region of Washington State, DeLille Cellars interprets the classic French styles of Bordeaux, the Rhône Valley and Provence. The winery focuses on the Red Mountain AVA and grape sourcing from Washington’s leading Grand Cru vineyards, including Ciel du Cheval, Grand Ciel, Upchurch, Red Willow, Sagemoor, Klipsun, Boushey and Harrison Hill.
Founded in 1992 by Charles and Greg Lill, Jay Soloff and winemaker Chris Upchurch, DeLille Cellars is a boutique artisan winery.

Grape varieties::

Four flags is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon blended from four prestigious Red Mountain vineyards.

Vinification::

Cold soaked for 24-36 hours, fermented for 14-16 days on skin with partial native yeast.

ageing::

Aged for 20 months in 100% french oak. (75% new)

appearance::

Rich ruby red.

nose::

The fruit aromas of the 2016 Four Flags are fresh and focused, with blueberry, red currant and pomegranate mingling with barrel notes of cocoa nibs and wood smoke.  Sourced solely from Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine beautifully showcases the typicity of the AVA, with inviting notes of cedar, lavender and bay leaf.

taste::

The palate offers generous flavors, with chocolate-covered cherries and tapenade carried by fresh acidity.  Ample, fine-grained tannins carry the flavors through a lengthy finish, promising many years of graceful ageing.

Closure::

Natural cork

Ratings::

97 Jeb Dunnuck

 

% alc./vol. ::

14.4