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Date Printed: 8/22/2014
Quilceda Creek Palengat Vineyard Red Blend 2006
Quilceda Creek Palengat Vineyard Red Blend 2006
(search item no. 119039)
collectible wine
boutique wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 8/22/2014: $139.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The debut release of the Quilceda Creek 2006 Palengat Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon displays the wonderful aromatic perfume of the Horse Heaven Hills A.V.A. This vineyard was planted in 2000-2002 on deep, consistent, Sagehill series soil. It is located on an ideal south facing slope on Phinney Hill, right next to Champoux Vineyard, which is the source of most of the Cabernet Sauvignon for our flagship wine. This vineyard is 8.5 acres in size with 59% of the vines being high density (2270 vines/acre). Having this many plants per acre fills in the mid-palate often missing from varieties such as Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. This source allows us to make wines with these varietals that are dense, rich, full bodied and complex. The wine showcases floral black and red fruits, smoked meat, anise, minerals and spicy cedar characteristics. This wine should age gracefully for 25 years.

Blend: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot
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About Quilceda Creek Vintners:

Quilceda Creek is dedicated exclusively to the production of world-class Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon. Founded in 1979, Quilceda Creek has had an unbroken string of highly-rated vintages that has led Robert Parker, Jr. to name it Washington State's premeir Cabernet Sauvignon producer.

"Quilceda Creek...makes Cabernet of unrivaled finesse. This small winery...has the best track record of any Washington winery...No other Washington Cabernet is as graceful yet profound."
Matt Kramer
The L.A. Times

"Make no mistake about the Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignons - they are world-class Cabernets that compete with the finest wines from Bordeaux, Napa Valley, Sonoma and Santa Cruz Mountains."
Robert M. Parker Jr.'s
The Wine Advocate