Snohomish, Washington. Sept 17, 2010 – The newest issue of Robert Parker's Wine Advocate,
one of the most influential wine publications in the world, has awarded Washington State's Quilceda
Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley its fourth 100 pt. rating, an extraordinary international
achievement not only because of the rarity of the score, but also because of the frequency of
occurrence. Wine Advocate rated Quilceda Creek's 2002, 2003, 2005 and most recently, the
2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, 100 pts. (The 2004 and 2006 vintages earned 99 pts.) "The entire portfolio
is a tour de force," the publication posted on its web site, "Quilceda Creek remains Washington's
benchmark for world-class Cabernet Sauvignon."
In the last 10 vintages released, California producers of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet based blends
have received seventeen 100 point scores from the Wine Advocate
. During those 10 years, Quilceda
Creek has produced more cases of 100 point wine than all seventeen combined.
Winemaker Paul Golitzin comments, "Receiving 598 points out of a possible 600 in six years
demonstrates the exceptional world-class quality and consistency that Washington State can
deliver. I am ecstatic about all our wines from the 2008 and 2009 vintages as well."
Quilceda Creek is a family-owned and operated winery in Snohomish, Washington. Alex Golitzin
and his wife Jeannette started the winery in 1978. Winemaker Paul Golitzin joined his father at
the winery in 1992. Quilceda Creek is dedicated exclusively to the production of world-class Washington
State Cabernet Sauvignon.
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