2010 Quilceda Creek CVR® Columbia Valley Red Wine
Paul Golitzin, Director of Winemaking, comments:
The 2010 Quilceda Creek "CVR" Columbia Valley Red Wine is a blend of declassified lots that didn't make it into our flagship wines. Having this strict selection allows our best wines to compete at the highest level on a global scale. The resulting wine is filled with black cherry fruit, star anise, roasted herbs, cedar, vanilla and minerals. This blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Malbec will best be enjoyed over the next 15 years.
81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Malbec
Champoux, Discovery, Galitzine, Klipsun, Palengat, and Tapteil
100% French Oak
Wine Advocate Review
"A superb entry level effort that has not only layers of fruit and texture, but solid back-end structure, the 2010 Red Wine is a declassified blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, yet has 15% Merlot and a splash of Malbec, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc [sic] in there as well. Up-front, perfumed and intense, it offers up spice-laced red and black fruits, toast, cedar, vanilla and hints of chocolate to go with a full-bodied, mouth-filling and voluptuously textured palate. Lacking the polish and elegance that can be found in this estate's upper tier efforts, it nevertheless has superb fruit, ripe tannin and serious length. Enjoy it while you wait for this estate's other wines to mature." Drink now-2020.
Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate, WA #207, June, 2013