QUILCEDA CREEK Cabernet Sauvignon, Galitzine Vineyard 2014

This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from the esteemed Galitzine Vineyard in Red Mountain, which was first planted in 2000- 2001, and is owned and controlled solely by Quilceda Creek. Aged for 21 months in 100% French oak prior to bottling, the Galitzine Cabernet possesses an even more dense core than its ‘Columbia Valley’ counterpart. The aromatics are absolutely seductive, loaded with dark fruits including candied black cherry, black raspberry cordial, hoisin sauce, crème de cassis, roasted coffee and hints of crushed mint. The mouthfeel and texture is simply incredible, as the weight is massive at this juncture. The muscular tannins are beautifully polished and frame concentrated flavors of black olive tapenade, sweet pipe tobacco, wild blackberry preserves, dark chocolate shavings and suggestions of black tea all leading to a long, multidimensional finish. Exotic, intense and layered, this massive wine will cellar marvelously over the next two decades and beyond. Year after year this is becoming even more divergent to the ‘Columbia Valley’ bottling, as it displays its own unique characteristics and personality making it not only one of the most impressive wines in the state of Washington, but in the world. (Best 2018-2035) - July, 2017 (OB)

Wine Specifications

  • Report Date: July, 2017
  • Producer:  Quilceda Creek
  • Vintage: 2014
  • Drinking Window: 2018-2035
  • Estimated Value: $125
  • Country: United States
  • Region: Washington
  • Appellation: Columbia Valley
  • Importer: Kysela Pere et Fils, Ltd.

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Quilceda Creek Galitzine

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