2001 Quilceda Creek Columbia Valley Red Wine
Paul Golitzin, Director of Winemaking, comments:
The 2001 Quilceda Creek Columbia Valley Red Wine is our best offering of this wine to date. It has an atypically high-percentage of Merlot and new French oak giving the wine huge aromas and flavors of black cherries, spice, marzipan, and smoke. This hedonistic wine offers great value and pleasure for the more occasional drink over the next 7-10 years.
62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, and 11% Cabernet Franc
Champoux, Ciel du Cheval, Klipsun, and Tapteil
100% French Oak
Time in Barrel:
International Wine Cellar Review
"Bright red-ruby. Aromas of smoky, roasted red and black fruits. Sweet, broad and lush; really dusts the palate with black fruit, graphite and mineral flavors. Gives an impression of high pH, like the 2000, but this shows stronger raw material and sweeter, finer tannins."
Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, November/December, 2003
Wine Enthusiast Review
"Quilceda's second label is a gorgeous wine, supple and sweet with lovely cabernet cassis and smooth hints of licorice and chocolate. Though not as concentrated as the cabernet, it is immediately delicious, and would put to shame most wines in its price category."
Paul Gregut, The Wine Enthusiast