DeLille Cellars 2007 Chaleur Estate Blanc white wine

Another early WAwineman classic, 1st posted on September 22, 2008:

That was a great Emmy Awards show, eh? Bringing back Laugh-In, Tommy Smothers, and Josh Groban kickin-a’ with that medley of tv tunes…wasn’t my earlier review crooning back to the “glory days” of color tv finally vindicated?! Then again…Josh Groban covering Fresh Prince…that was a little disturbing. Time to think about being a nanny in London, where they make $73k a year. Yeah, you can call me ‘mum’ for that price. Or go to Nigeria where some “lucky” dude refused a court order to divorce 82 of his 86 wives. Fortunately, he has only 170 kids, which means he’s “practicing” safely under the 2.4 kids/wife average. Can you imagine his sewer bills? Ay yay.

WAwineman here, almost reporting from DeLille Cellars to give you winechatr readers an inside look at one of their private parties. Well, it wasn’t that private as there were over 100 fellow glass clinkers there, as well as a ‘private jeweler’. That should give you an idea that the crowd there wasn’t really caring about pro football. The food, catered from Barking Frog’s Bobby Moore, looked appetizing and I wanted to sink my chops in one of his White Castle-looking burgers but he zigged around a corner when I zagged. Maybe he should tryout with the Seahawks. I did scoop a plate full of artisan cheeses before settling in with my glass. I must thank the pourers, Ann and Shawna, as they weren’t shy about filling the glasses. Good food, good entertainment, great wine, and lots of the ‘upper crust’ crowd made for a fun day. I already placed my orders so that they ‘have to’ invite me back in November, February and next September.

Bought 3 bottles and opened one up at home to go with my grilled dinner. Needless to say, this wine was outstanding with all the components but try this heavenly little tidbit from the WAwineman…cut up a freshly grilled, partially blackened and still oozing liquid fat Delimaster beef hot dog. Place that piece in your mouth and add some crumbled Beecher’s Flagship cheese, and mix. Then, chase with a sip of this. A poor man’s heaven on earth. Also worthy were the juicy portobellos, zucchini and marinated tri tips. A white wine that threw aces in merlot territory tells how good this wine is. Get some before the White House does…again.

Nose: pineapple creme, white and yellow flowers. Mouthfeel: honey juice. Tail trail: 8 seconds. Flavors: Dole whip, lemon smoothie, freshly cracked pear, and just a dash of Rainier cherry in the tail.

Alcohol: 13.8%. Columbia Valley AVA. Sau blanc 68%, semillon 32%. 32% Boushey (sau blanc & sem), 19% Sagemoor, and 17% Klipsun. Rated: 93. Value: $38. Paid: $34. This is WAwineman on the road…still uncorked, uneducated but not uncouth.

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