2018 Quilceda Creek "CVR" Columbia Valley Red Wine
We are very excited to announce the first Quilceda Creek wine to be released from the exceptional 2018 vintage - the
2018 Quilceda Creek "CVR" Columbia Valley Red Wine. This vintage is very special to us,
as it marks the 40th vintage of producing Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon! The year started out with one of the warmest
Mays on record, advancing the spring bloom. June, July and August were quite warm, then temperatures cooled off in September
creating ideal conditions for perfect final ripening.
The 2018 Quilceda Creek "CVR" Columbia Valley Red Wine is a combination of all our vineyard sites and represents a great value from a fantastic vintage. Lush black, blue and red fruits are found in this wine, with nuances of cocoa nib, vanilla bean, tobacco and spice. This blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc is the best CVR to date and will be best enjoyed over the next 15 years. We produced 1,000 fewer cases of 2018 CVR than the previous vintage, which sold out in May, so please plan accordingly for the coming year.
Due to cold weather along the transit route, we highly recommend expedited shipping for all orders outside the West Coast.
"The 2018 'CVR' by Quilceda Creek is a gorgeous wine that is showing brilliantly even at the two-year mark. A blend of
95% Cabernet Sauvignon with 4% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc. The nose shows wonderful florals with violets and red rose petals,
combining with sagebrush and a deep core of dark fruits with underlying blueberry cobbler. The palate is fresh and viscous
with a wonderful veil of tension. Ripe blackberries and blueberry compote flavors mingle with cassis tones and light tannins.
Dr. Owen J. Bargreen, CS, OwenBargreen.com, September, 2020