2002 Quilceda Creek Columbia Valley Red Wine
Paul Golitzin, Director of Winemaking, comments:
The 2002 Quilceda Creek Columbia Valley Red Wine is our best offering of this wine to date. Smoke, vanilla, cocoa, and dark fruits dominate this medium-bodied wine. This wine offers a great value and pleasure for the more occasional drink over the next 7-10 years.
70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc
Champoux, Ciel du Cheval, Klipsun, and Tapteil
100% French Oak
Time in Barrel:
International Wine Cellar Review
"Full red-ruby. Tangy aromas of plum, cassis and musky torrefaction. Silky and suave in the mouth, with fruit-driven flavors of raspberry, plum, chocolate and sexy oak, with a complicating note of fresh herbs. Finishes with sweet tannins and supple lingering fruit. Made from declassified fruit and press wine."
Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, November/December, 2004
Wine Advocate Review
"The opaque, dark ruby-colored 2002 Red Wine (Quilceda Creek’s "second label") reveals fresh blackberry and violet aromas. A 975-case blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc, it is medium-bodied, concentrated, and packed with tar-laced black fruits, currants, and tannin, a structured effort with an admirably long finish, this wine is a candidate for drinking between 2008 and 2018."
Pierre-Antoine Rovani, Wine Advocate, #164, April, 2006