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1999 Quilceda Creek CVR Columbia Valley Red Wine

1999 Quilceda Creek Red Table Wine

Paul Golitzin, Director of Winemaking, comments:

The Quilceda Creek Columbia Valley Red Wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot from young and established vineyards that did not meet our stringent requirements for our ultra-premium wines.

The 1999 Quilceda Creek Columbia Valley Red Wine has a broad, complex range of flavors. Intense black cherries and minerals backed by cedar, smoke and spice cascade across the taster’s palate. It is a medium-bodied wine with nice grip and sweetness to the fruit. Drink it over the next 10 years.

Vintage Notes

Varietal:

82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc

Vineyards:

Klipsun, Hedges, Ciel du Cheval, Champoux, and Tapteil

Barrels:

100% French Oak

Time in Barrel:

22 months

Bottled:

August 2000

Case Production:

985 cases

International Wine Cellar Review

"Quilceda’s second wine, a Bordeaux blend based on 82% Cabernet Sauvignon): Medium-deep red. Currant, tar and minty nuance on the nose. Smooth and lush but a bit featureless, with moderately ripe flavors of black raspberry and game. Nicely concentrated but somewhat angular wine, finishing with dusty, slightly drying tannins."
Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar

Score: 88 Pts.


Wine Advocate Review

"Quilceda Creek’s second wine, known simply as “Red Wine”, is crafted from fruit and barrels declassified from the winery’s top bottlings (fully 35% of the production was declassified in 1999). One thousand cases of the medium to dark ruby-colored 1999 Red Wine were produced. It reveals lovely aromatics of black fruits, roasted spices and hints of asphalt. Medium-bodied, broad, and lush, it is a thick, expansive wine with candied blackberries and spices." Projected maturity: now-2010.
Pierre-Antoine Rovani, Robert M. Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate

Score: 89 Pts.