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1989 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

1989 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

Paul Golitzin & Alex Golitzin, Director of Winemaking, comments:

We feel the 1989 vintage is the finest Cabernet ever produced at Quilceda Creek. The wine has tremendous concentration together with perfect balance, showing the superb fruit of the 1989 Washington vintage. It is drinking well now and will continue to improve in the bottle, approaching its peak near the run of the century, and continuing to live elegantly into the next one.

Vintage Notes

Varietal:

94% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 6% Merlot

Vineyards:

Ciel du Cheval, Klipsun, Kiona, and Mercer Ranch (Champoux)

Barrels:

85% French Oak, 15% American Oak

Time in Barrel:

22 Months

Time in bottle before release:

15 months

Cases:

950

The Wine Advocate Review

"The 1989 is particularly promising, with an opaque purple color, a superb blackcurrant nose, very deep, concentrated fruit, outstanding extract, and great length. It would be prudent to make reservations for this wine now."
Robert M. Parker' Jr's, Wine Advocate, #69, June 1990

Score: 90-93 Pts. Barrel Sample


Wine Spectator Review

"Tight and firm, with a cedary aroma and ripe currant, toast and berry flavors on the palate. Elegant and well balanced, drinking well now but with depth and intensity to carry it through the decade. Best from 1996 to 2000. 925 cases made."
Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator, May 1994


1989 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Vintage Notes

Varietal:

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vineyards:

Ciel du Cheval, Kiona, and Mercer Ranch (Champoux)

Barrels:

French Oak, 50% New

Time in Barrel:

34 Months

Time in bottle before release:

26 months

Case Production:

50