2006 Delille Cellars Harrison Hill
The 2006 Harrison Hill has essentially the same cepage as the Chaleur Estate but here the fruit is all from a single Yakima Valley vineyard, the second oldest in Washington. Dark ruby-colored, it offers up a fragrant nose of wood smoke, sage, mineral, incense, black currant, and blackberry. Smooth-textured, ripe, and savory on the palate, this intense effort will evolve for 3-5 more years and drink well through 2021.
DeLille Cellars and Doyenne are sister labels, the former for Bordeaux-style wines and the latter for Rhone-style wines.
by Jay Miller, Issue #185, October 2009
--The Wine Advocate
(the cabernet component here, which makes up about two-thirds of the wine, dates back to 1962) Good deep red-ruby. Currant, mocha and cedar on the expressive nose. Sweet, lush and wonderfully fine-grained, with cooler, sharply delineated flavors of black cherry, blackberry, cedar, wild herbs and leather: very cabernet. Sexy lavender and basil notes add nuance on the very broad back end, where the tannins are perfectly integrated with the wine's fruit. This was aged in 100% new Taransaud barriques 93 points
By Stephen Tanzer
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Nov/Dec 09
--Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
This year’s Harrison Hill shows off its unique terroir with a pretty, charming nose of fresh cherries, lead pencil, and Provence herbs. The palate, as usual, shows great elegance and breed with cherries and cassis on the palate. A very silky mouthfeel, and understated but present structure mark this as a classic Harrison Hill. Did we forget to mention delicious?
65% Cabernet Sauvignon
9% Cabernet Franc
1% Ciel du Cheval Petit Verdot
99% Yakima Valley Single Vineyard
Second Oldest Vineyard in Washington State
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