Delille Cellars Grand Ciel

Delille Cellars is one of my favorite wineries in Washington State.

I love everything they produce, and recommend their wines every chance I get.

The 2010 Grand Ciel from Red Mountain is their flagship wine, and it is Magnificent!   The wine explodes with lush fruit, cinnamon and clove flavors on a backbone of smooth round tannins.

This is a complex, concentrated wine that is the perfect compliment to a T-Bone or any other hearty dish.

The wine’s suggested price is $135, but it can be found at as low as $89 at a few on-line stores.  At that price the Grand Ciel is a cheap alternative to its rival high end Napa Cabs.


Januik Red Mountain cabernet sauvignon

The 2013 Januik Cabernet Sauvignon from Red Mountain, Washington is a big, lush, complex wine that is drinking incredibly well right now.

The wine possesses a dark purple color, and subtle dark fruit and pepper aromas on the nose.

It is on the palate however where the wine comes alive. Blueberries and dark fruit are followed by a nutty creamy toasty oak finish sprinkled with soft peppered tannins.

I highly recommend this wine, and Cab fans will find this $40 gem not only a treat, but also a bargain!