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2006 Quilceda Creek Columbia Valley Merlot

2006 Quilceda Creek Columbia Valley Merlot

Paul Golitzin, Director of Winemaking, comments:

We are also very proud of our 2006 Quilceda Creek Columbia Valley Merlot. It is an excellent right-bank Bordeaux-styled wine that reflects the personality of the vintage. Nuances of anise, black cherry, smoked meat, tobacco, and minerals describe this rich, long finishing and complete wine. With ratings of 94 points (2003), 94 points (2004) and 95 points (2005) from Wine Advocate, Quilceda Creek’s Merlot is one of the finest in the world.

Vintage Notes

Varietal:

88% Merlot, 9.5% Cabernet Franc, 2.5% Petit Verdot

Vineyards:

Champoux, Galitzine, and Tapteil

Barrels:

100% New French Oak

Time in Barrel:

22 months

Bottled:

August 2008

Wine Advocate Review

"Quilceda Creek plans to discontinue its Merlot program with the current vintage. The 2006 Merlot contains 9.5% Cabernet Franc and 2.5% Petit Verdot. Purple-colored, it offers up an expressive nose of cedar, cinnamon, cassis, and black currant. This is followed by a rich, smooth-textured, savory wine with outstanding density and grip. Nicely balanced and lingering on the palate, it will continue to unwind for several more years and offer peak drinking from 2013 to 2021."
Jay Miller, Wine Advocate, #85, October, 2009

Score: 94 Pts.