46. DeLille Cellars, Woodinville, Wash. from 101 Best Wineries in America 2016 Slideshow

101 Best Wineries in America 2016 Slideshow

Photo by DeLille Cellars

Slide 56 of 101
46. DeLille Cellars, Woodinville, Wash.

This gem of a winery, which produces its wines mainly from selected vineyards in the Yakima Valley, and more specifically the Red Mountain and Snipes Mountain AVAs, is famous for its well-balanced, terroir-driven style, frequently described as European in character. “You won't find better cabernet sauvignon-based blends in Washington State,” says wine educator and blogger Elizabeth Schneider. “Restrained, earthy, but fruity, with moderate tannin and acid, these wines will make you think you're drinking Bordeaux, not a New World wine.” She adds that the Rhône-style wines bottled under the Doyenne label are also outstanding. “The syrah and roussanne have all the herby, soft, complex notes you'd want, with ample fruit – they're Rhône wines, Washington style! ”