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2017 Palengat Proprietary Red Wine

2017 Quilceda Creek "Palengat" Proprietary Red Wine

Paul Golitzin, Director of Winemaking, comments:

The 2017 Quilceda Creek "Palengat" Proprietary Red Wine is from the Horse Heaven Hills AVA. It consists of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon from Champoux and Mach One Vineyards and 10% Cabernet Franc from Palengat Vineyard. The wine is highly aromatic showcasing beautiful aromas and flavors of black plum and blueberry fruit, laced with notes of lavender, dark chocolate, graphite, and stone. The wine is suave and supple with an incredible texture and weight. Drink now – 2040


Vintage Notes


90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc


Champoux, Mach One, and Palengat Vineyards


100% New French Oak


June 2019

International Wine Report Review

"The 2017 'Palengat' Proprietary Red is nothing short of fascinating in this vintage. This instantly begins to impress as it releases incredibly fresh aromatics of black cherries, dark currants and cassis, which are woven together with tobacco, fresh cut violets, loam, graphite, mocha and hints of melted licorice that all take shape beautifully in the glass. On the palate this is full-bodied, layered and well-polished with excellent overall structure. This continues to impress as it possesses excellent concentration and focus, with a core of beautiful ripe dark fruits that gushes on to the graceful finish. Displaying a fantastic combination of power and elegance, this gorgeous wine can be enjoyed in its youth, however it also has the potential to evolve for decades. Composed of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc which was sourced from Champoux, Mach One, and Palengat Vineyards."
J.D'Angelo, International Wine Report, October, 2020

Score: 96 Pts.

Jeb Dunnuck Review

"A blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc, the 2017 Palengat is a darker, richer effort that has loads of blackcurrant, chocolate, toasted nut, scorched earth, and violet notes. Straight, focused, and beautifully concentrated, with nicely integrated acidity, it's a powerful, full-bodied, opulent yet textured wine to enjoy over the coming two decades."
Jeb Dunnuck,, April, 2020

Score: 96 Pts.

Washington Wine Blog Review

"The 2017 ‘Palengat’ Red Wine is a stunning new bottling by superstar winemaker Paul Golitzin. A blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon with the remainder Cabernet Franc, this opens with dense Turkish coffee aromas that meld with shades of tar, anise and creme de cassis, that give off an err of seduction. Once on the palate you are consumed by the wonderful combination of verve and freshness that combines with a plush texture and light tannins. Mocha, creme de cassis, anise, espresso bean and shades of creosote and a touch of blueberry pie. The seamless quality through the mid-palate is gorgeous. Stunning in its youth, this wine is showing beautifully with several hours of air as the wine is best enjoyed in a few years. This is truly one of the great ‘Palengat’ Red Wines ever made. Drink 2021-2040"
Dr. Owen J. Bargreen, CS, Washington Wine Blog, January, 2020

Score: 96 Pts.