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1998

Quilceda Creek
“CVR” Red Wine

quilceda creek washington state CVR Red Wine


This vintage blends wine from young vines combined with other lots that didn’t quite make the grade for our top-tier bottlings. The grapes come from some of the same, established vineyards that grow the Cabernet, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc we use in our other releases — Ciel Du Cheval, Kiona, and Klipsun — and the blend is 72 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 15 percent Merlot, and 13 percent Cabernet Franc.

Our regular winemaking regimen remained in play, too: 22 months in French oak barrels before bottling. The result is a wine with a complex range of flavors encompassing black cherry and minerals, vanilla bean, smoke, and sage. We make this elegant wine in more of a medium to full-bodied style, with a lovely texture and sweetness to the fruit.

Paul Golitzin, Director of Winemaking


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