Quilceda Creek Vinters
Quilceda Creek Columbia Valley Red Wine

2014 Quilceda Creek CVR® Columbia Valley Red Wine

Vintage Notes:

Varietals: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, and 1% Malbec

Vineyards: Champoux, Palengat, Tapteil, and Wallula Gap Vineyards

Barrels: 100% French Oak
Bottled: July 2016

Paul Golitzin, Director of Winemaking, comments:

The 2014 Quilceda Creek "CVR" Columbia Valley Red Wine is a Bordeaux-styled wine filled with satisfying layers of black and red fruits, smoke, spice and minerals. The "CVR" is an exciting preview into the 2014's which are historic wines in the making. This blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec was aged 20 months in 100% French oak. Approachable now, this wine will best be enjoyed over the next 15 years.

Washington Wine Blog Review

"This wine begins with aromatics of crushed wet rock, red cherry, anise and creme de cassis. Thew mouthfeel is dense and intense with flavors of creme de cassis, coffee grounds, mocha and crushed mint. The mouthfeel is intense as the rich flavors delight the senses. This has lovely tension, precision and minerality, as the weight and structure shine through. This is intense and absolutely gorgeous right now as the fruit weight and plush texture has improved since this was first reviewed in December 2016. This wine is truly one of the best value red wines made in Washington. Drink 2017-2027"
Score: 94 pts

Owen Bargreen, Washington Wine Blog

Wine Advocate Review

"One of the finest examples of this cuvee to date, the opulent, sumptuous and downright sexy 2014 CVR Columbia Valley Red Wine gives up loads of black currants, kirsch, licorice, toasted spice and dried herb aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, gorgeously textured, round, and just about as hedonistic as it gets, yet without being over the top or heavy in the least, drink it anytime over the coming decade."
Score: 94 Pts.

Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate, #231 June 30 2017

Vinous Review

"Healthy red-ruby. Extravagant perfume of boysenberry, cassis, licorice and spices. Very ripe and plush, but with enough energy to maintain shape to its flavors of dark berries, bitter chocolate and spicy oak. Offers strong raw material for this bottling, which is actually a "de-selection" of the estate's tanks with the addition of some press wine. (And it's entirely from estate fruit for the first time.) Finishes with smooth, ripe tannins. My favorite CVR to date."
Score: 91 pts

Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, October 2017