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2003 Quilceda Creek CVR Columbia Valley Red Wine

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.

Vintage Notes


88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Merlot


Champoux, Ciel du Cheval, Klipsun, and Tapteil


100% French Oak

Time in Barrel:

22 months


July 2005

Case Production:

1325 cases

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

Score: 92 Pts.