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2012 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley
Quilceda Creek set the benchmark for Washington Cabernet Sauvignon in 2012, an ideal vintage that produced wines
of power and elegance. Winemaker Paul Golitzin blended fruit from four vineyards to attain the distinctive flavors,
polished texture and vibrant balance that are the hallmarks of this wine. The bulk of the grapes came from
Horse Heaven Hills, including the Golitzin family's Palengat Vineyard and neighboring Champoux Vineyard. The
Klipsun Vineyard on Red Mountain provided additional structure and power.
Polished, focused and generous, with red plum and cherry flavors in an elegant package, framed with fine
tannins. A savory, meaty note runs through this at a subterranean level. Lingers beautifully.
Drink now through 2028.
Score: 96 pts
Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator
, Nov 2015