2003 Columbia Valley Red Wine
Paul Golitzin, Director of Winemaking, comments:
The 2003 Quilceda Creek Columbia Valley Red Wine is our best offering of this wine to date. Spicy black cherry fruit, smoke, vanilla and cocoa dominate this medium-bodied wine. This wine offers a great value and pleasure for the more occasional drink over the next 7-10 years.
88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Merlot
Champoux, Ciel du Cheval, Klipsun, and Tapteil
100% French Oak
Time in Barrel:
Wine Advocate Review
"The finest Red Wine the Golitzin’s have fashioned to date, the 2003 Red Wine (1,300 cases) is an assemblage of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Merlot. It burst from the glass with black currants, violets, blackberries, and notes of dark cherries. Dense, medium-bodied, silky-textured, and intense, this black fruit-packed wine bears Quilceda Creek’s trademark marriage of power with elegance and sweet tannin. Projected maturity: now-2020."
Pierre-Antoine Rovani, Wine Advocate, #164, April, 2006