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2007 Quilceda Creek Columbia Valley Red Wine

2007 Quilceda Creek Columbia Valley Red Wine

Paul Golitzin, Director of Winemaking, comments:

The 2007 Quilceda Creek Columbia Valley Red Wine is a blend of declassified lots, which reflect the richness and complexity of this fabulous vintage. As with all of our wines, it represents a great quality to price ratio. This medium-bodied wine displays black cherry fruit, roasted herbs, marzipan, cocoa, smoke and minerals. Approachable now, this blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 2% Malbec will be best enjoyed over the next 15 years.

Vintage Notes

Varietal:

72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Malbec

Vineyards:

Champoux, Discovery, Galitzine, Klipsun, Palengat, and Tapteil

Barrels:

100% French Oak

Bottled:

August 2009

Wine Advocate Review

"The 2007 Red Wine is composed of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, with the balance Cabernet Franc and Malbec. As always, it is a great value offering a fragrant, already complex nose of confiture of black fruits, incense, and Asian spices. On the palate it is savory and elegant with a plush texture. It is likely to evolve for several years but there is no compelling reason to defer gratification."
Jay Miller, Wine Advocate, #190, August, 2010

Score: 92 Pts.


Wine Enthusiast Review

"You have to love the '07 vintage. This is drinking beautifully right now, though official release (September) is still a ways off. Rich and delicious, full-bodied and aromatic, with exotic barrel scents and a lovely mélange of chocolate, mocha, caramel and spice. But the fruit is the main story, and it's full, ripe and substantial-cherry and cassis, licorice and just a hint of leaf."
Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast, September, 2010

Score: 93 Pts.