QUILCEDA CREEK Proprietary Blend, Horse Heaven Hills 'Palengat' 2012

2012 Quilceda Creek ‘Palengat’ Proprietary Blend is a small production wine is sourced from an 8 acre vineyard that Alex Golitzin and John Ware bought a few years back. The wine itself is comprised of 53% Merlot, 29% Cabernet, 7% Cab Franc and 5% Petit Verdot which offers gorgeous aromas of ripe red cherries, crème de cassis and mocha with a savory edge that includes notes of anise, black olive and dried herbs. The mouthfeel is thick, layered and viscous supported by a gorgeous layer of underlying is acidity which provides excellent lift into the finish. This will really benefit with some time in the bottle but has already developed an incredible identity so far with its vibrant acidity, soft tannins tannins and a long lingering finish. Winemaker Paul Golitzin is experimenting with new territory, as this is a Merlot dominant wine, when the Palengat has historically always been a Cabernet based wine. The results are an outstanding wine, unlike any other Quilceda wine I’ve had in more than 10 vintages. (Best 2017-2030) - July, 2015 (OB)


Wine Specifications

  • Report Date: July, 2015 
  • Producer: Quilceda Creek
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Drinking Window: 2017-2030
  • Estimated Value: $95
  • Country: United States
  • Region: Washington State
  • Appellation: Columbia Valley, Horse Heaven Hills
  • Importer: NA


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