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2013 Quilceda Creek Galitzine Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

2013 Quilceda Creek Galitzine Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Paul Golitzin, Director of Winemaking, comments:

The 2013 Quilceda Creek Galitzine Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is from the Red Mountain AVA. The 2013 is an awesome wine that displays rich, complex aromas and flavors of classic blackberry and cassis fruit, sweet pipe tobacco, forest floor, and minerals. Aged in 100% new French Oak for 20 months, it is 95% Cabernet Sauvignon from Galitzine Vineyard and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon from Wallula Vineyard.

Vintage Notes

Varietal:

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vineyards:

95% Cabernet Sauvignon from Galitzine Vineyard, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon Wallula Vineyard

Barrels:

100% New French Oak

Bottled:

June 2015

Wine Advocate Review

"An utterly prodigious effort that would most likely be the wine of the vintage if not for its big brother, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Galitzine Vineyard comes all from Red Mountain and was raised in 100% new French oak. Revealing a healthy ruby/purple color and classic notes of sage brush, graphite, black cherries, currants and chocolate, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness; building, present, yet ripe and polished tannin; perfect integration of its fruit, alcohol and oak; and awesome length. This is a powerhouse Cabernet Sauvignon that still holds onto a sense of elegance and finesse. Forget it for 4-5 years and drink bottles over the following two decades."

Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate, WA #225, March, 2016

Score: 98 Pts.