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2015 Palengat Proprietary Red Wine

2016 Quilceda Creek Palengat Proprietary Red Wine

Paul Golitzin, Director of Winemaking, comments:

The 2016 Quilceda Creek "Palengat" Proprietary Red Wine was sourced from Champoux, Palengat, Lake Wallula and Wallula Gap Vineyards, all of which are located in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA. Pristine black cherry, plum and cassis fruit are found in this seamless wine with nuances of tobacco, chocolate and Asian spice. Aged for 20 months in 100% new French oak, it is a blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc. Drink now – 2039.

Private Members Release is August 2019. Members will be notified of order dates.

Vintage Notes


83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, and 6% Cabernet Franc


Champoux, Lake Wallula, Palengat, and Wallula


100% New French Oak


June 2017

Jeb Dunnuck Review

"The 2016 Palengat is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon blended with 11% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc, and it's one of the smaller production cuvees. It's a rich, full-bodied effort and has wonderful purity in its crème de cassis, graphite, and ample pencil lead like nuances, with an almost Pauillac vibe. With fine, sweet tannins, a great mid-palate, and considerable elegance and finesse matched up to classic Quilceda power and richness, it's a beautiful wine to drink over the coming 15-20 years."
Jeb Dunnuck,, April, 2019

Score: 96 Pts.

Wine Advocate Review

"A members-only bottling composed of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc, the nose of the 2016 Palengat Vineyard is filled with robust black and dark red fruit along with subtle floral aromas and savory spices. Medium to full-bodied, the wine is rich and hearty on the palate, with a stream of minerality that merges into a strict tannic edge. It concludes with an abundance of oak on the long finish. Only 1,275 cases were made."
Anthony Mueller, Wine Advocate, December, 2019

Score: 94 Pts.

Washington Wine Blog Review

"The 'Palengat' Red Wine has been slowly moving towards having more Cabernet Sauvignon blended in. In 2016 the Cabernet Sauvignon (83%) truly shines in the blend, as this is up there with the best ‘Palengat’ wines ever made. The seductive nose shows copious non-fruit aromatics with tar and mocha aromas that combine with the decadent dark fruits and dark chocolate shaving aromatics that build in the glass. The palate is deep and layered with Turkish coffee, blueberry compote, anise and creme de cassis flavors that combine with a remarkable freshness and soft mouthfeel. The texture really brings you back to the glass for more. This wine is drinking marvelously now but has a very long life ahead of it. Drink 2020-2035"
Dr. Owen J. Bargreen, CS, Washington Wine Blog, June, 2019

Score: 95 Pts.