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 blend of declassified lots that did not make it into our flagship wines. Having this strict selection allows our best wines to compete at the highest level on a global scale. The resulting wine is filled with satisfying 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 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot and 3% Malbec will best be enjoyed over the next 15 years.

International Wine Report Review

"Possessing an inky purple color, this gorgeous wine is a declassified blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 3% Malbec that was sourced from the Champoux, Tapteil, Wallula Gap and Palengat vineyards. Opening with a bouquet of anise, crème de cassis, dark chocolate shavings, and suggestions of Turkish coffee all coming together to form the intoxicating aromatics. Showing remarkable poise on the mid-palate and finish, the wine has deep flavors of coffee grounds, black tea, crème de cassis, and a graphite edge. Overall, the 2014 is one of the more compelling examples of this blend made. If approaching in its youth be sure to allow for some air contact for it to best express itself. (Best 2016-2027)"
93 pts

Owen Bargreen, International Wine Report, November 2016