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2016 Quilceda Creek CVR Red Wine
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2016 Quilceda Creek CVR® Columbia Valley Red Wine

Paul Golitzin, Director of Winemaking, comments:

The 2016 Quilceda Creek "CVR" Columbia Valley Red Wine is a combination of all our vineyard sites and represents a great value. It is the best version of this wine to date displaying highly aromatic black and blue fruits with nuances of anise, smoke, forest floor and minerals.

Vintage Notes

Varietal:

87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot

Vineyards:

Champoux, Galitzine, Palengat, and Wallula Vineyards

Barrels:

100% French Oak

Bottled:

June 2018

Jeb Dunnuck Review

"The entry-level 2016 Columbia Valley CVR is a beauty and well worth purchasing, particularly as it drinks well right out of the gate where the top cuvee benefit from 2-4 years of bottle age. Full-bodied, ripe, and sexy, with terrific notes of kirsch, black cherry liqueur, lead pencil shavings, and graphite, it has plenty of tannins as well as terrific balance and elegance."
Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, April, 2019

Score: 93 Pts.

Washington Wine Blog Review

"The 2016 'CVR' Red Wine is a stunning new bottling by this famed winery. The nose is very pretty and perfumed with red rose petals that combine with the marvelous dark and blue fruits on the nose. The texture here is outstanding with a wonderfully rich mouthfeel. Ripe red and dark fruits with a touch of blueberry compote and chocolate flavors all combine marvelously on the palate. While remarkable in its youth, this will cellar well over the next ten to fifteen years. Drink 2019-2032"
Dr. Owen J. Bargreen, CS, Washington Wine Blog, June, 2019

Score: 93 Pts.