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DeLille coming to Alderbrook Resort

Looking for something to do on Saturday? Well if you feel like spending the evening drinking some really, really, really good wine, check out this event planned on our side of the water. It combines the wines of DeLille Cellars with the beautiful setting of the Alderbrook Resort & Spa.

Here’s the information from a press release:

The evening will feature expertly prepared, locally sourced seafood dishes and wine from DeLille Cellars, one of the Pacific Northwest’s most renowned wineries. Signature dishes from Alderbrook’s Executive Chef Lucas Sautter will be complemented by DeLille’s delicious handcrafted wines.

Reservations can be made by calling (360) 898-5500. Want to make a night or two of it? Stay for the weekend and treat yourself at the full-service spa, play a round on the 18-hole PGA-class golf course or enjoy the fresh air on Alderbrook’s waterfront lawn. Room rates start at $159.

What: DeLille Cellars six course wine dinner at Alderbrook Resort & Spa
Where: Alderbrook Resort & Spa, 7101 East State Route 106, Union, WA 98592
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2013
Time: Pre-event social begins at 6:30 p.m., dinner starts at 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $129 per person
Wine Dinner Reservations: (360) 898-5500
Room Reservations: (360) 898-2200

What we’re drinking: DeLille Cellars Signature Syrah

Brynn writes:

In honor of March being Washington Wine Month, we’re going to highlight a Washington wine each week in our regular What We’re Drinking spot.

This week I’m continuing with the story from last week’s review of Mark Ryan Winery and the birthday party visit to Woodinville.

After our Mark Ryan trip (don’t worry I haven’t forgotten that I still owe you a review of our favorite wine from this tasting) we headed around the roundabout back to DeLille Cellars, which has a Carriage House tasting room about ¼ mile from the winery’s Chateau.

Upon arrival we were whisked away to a back table where we were poured by far the largest selection of wine we were to taste all day.

While we tasted some knock out wines from DeLille, it was the Doyenne Signature Syrah that left the best impression.

I think that’s because of the nose on this deep purple wine. After one sniff it was immediately evident that the wine had a splash of viognier, which gave it the floral notes I was picking up on the nose.

The wine is 98 percent syrah, 2 percent viognier. The syrah grapes come from a mix of different vineyards, which adds to the wine’s complexity.

I think the reason I liked my two small sips of this wine was because I found it approachable and something I would drink with or without food. We later tried the winery’s estate Syrah — 100 percent syrah sourced only from Grand Ciel Vineyard — and it was amazing to see the difference between the two.

Right off the bat the nose was different on the estate syrah because it didn’t have the viognier addition. The finish of the estate syrah was sharp and tannic, while the Doyenne syrah was smooth and pleasing. As the more complex of the two, the estate syrah is definitely one that I would love to taste again after it’s been laid down in the cellar for a few years.

Here’s what the winery has to say about the Doyenne signature syrah:

Tasting Notes:

Our Syrah defines the 2008 vintage character beautifully — revealing a nose of pomegranate, black raspberry, flowers, black pepper and minerals. Interesting notes of grilled meat and wet stones accompany the usual Syrah flavors of black plum, pomegranate, and fresh herbs. Demonstrating uncommon elegance, balance and power, the finish is focused and long. This wine continues the 2008 trend of interesting, elegant wines with classical structure and memorable longevity.

Varietal Blend:

  • 98 percent Syrah
  • 2 percent Viognier

Vineyard breakdown:

  • 49 percent Ciel du Cheval Syrah
  • 19 percent Grand Ciel Vineyard Syrah
  • 30 percent Boushey Vineyard Syrah
  • 2 percent Ciel du Cheval Viognier

Price: $39