The 2010 Quilceda Creek Columbia Valley Red Blend is filled with flavor of black cherry fruit, star anise, roasted herbs, cedar, vanilla and minerals. This wine will best be enjoyed over the next 15 years.
Blend: 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Malbec
"A superb entry level effort that has not only layers of fruit and texture, but solid back-end structure, the 2010 Red Wine is a declassified blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, yet has 15% Merlot and a splash of Malbec, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc [sic] in there as well. Up-front, perfumed and intense, it offers up spice-laced red and black fruits, toast, cedar, vanilla and hints of chocolate to go with a full-bodied, mouth-filling and voluptuously textured palate. Lacking the polish and elegance that can be found in this estate's upper tier efforts, it nevertheless has superb fruit, ripe tannin and serious length. Enjoy it while you wait for this estate's other wines to mature. Drink now-2020."
The Wine Advocate