2008 Quilceda Creek Palengat Proprietary Red Wine
Paul Golitzin, Director of Winemaking, comments:
The 2008 Quilceda Creek Palengat Proprietary Red Wine displays the wonderful aromatic perfume of the Horse Heaven Hills A.V.A. This vineyard was planted in 1997-2002 on deep, consistent Sagehill series soil. It is located on an ideal south facing slope on Phinney Hill, right next to world famous Champoux Vineyard. The vineyard is managed by Paul Champoux and is 8.5 acres in size with 59% of the vines being high-density (2270 vines/acre). Having this many vines per acre fills in the mid-palate often missing from varietals such as Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. This source allows us to make wines with these varieties that are dense, rich, full-bodied and complex. The wine showcases floral violet, plum and cassis fruit with complex layers of anise, black tea and soy. Aged in 100% new French oak for 22 months, it is a blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc, 7% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot. Drink now- 2030.
76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc, 7% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot
100% New French Oak
Wine Advocate Review
"The 2008 Palengat Proprietary Red Wine is made up of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc, with the balance Merlot and Petit Verdot. The fruit was sourced entirely from the Palengat Vineyard. Pain grille, pencil lead, Asian spices, incense, violets, dried herbs, black currant, and blackberry aromas compose the bouquet of this impeccably balanced offering. It opens in the glass to reveal plush, succulent flavors, superb concentration, plenty of ripe tannin, and at least 4-5 years of aging potential. It will deliver optimum drinking from 2015 to 2028."
Jay Miller, Wine Advocate, WA #196, December, 2011