Quilceda Creek

Quilceda Creek

Galitzine Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

I should have exercised patience and tried this in another 5-10 years…but doesn’t really matter, because it tastes fantastic now! — 7 days ago

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Quilceda Creek

CVR Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2012

Last night I had the pleasure of opening the 2012 Quilceda Creek CVR Red Wine. Columbia Valley Snohomish, Washington. A blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec.

On the nose there is black cherry, blackberry, plum, black currant, herbs, spice, licorice, vanilla and dark soil.

On the palate there is black cherry, blackberry, black currant, herbaceous, green bell pepper and rich dark soil.

This wine is full bodied witha mediul+ acidity and medium+ fine grained firm tannins which moves you into a long black fruit earthy finish. Please have a safe and healthy week ahead and we will see you on the coming weekend. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 2 months ago

Shay, Tom and 18 others liked this

La Granja Nuestra Señora de Remelluri

Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2012

Solid wine and gave quilceda creek a run for its money — 9 months ago

Byron, Eric and 4 others liked this

Matthews Winery

Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2021

Made by the new winemaking team that came over from Quilceda Creek. A Beauty! — 13 days ago

Jan, Ted and 6 others liked this

Quilceda Creek

Palengat Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Dark, inky color - lot of oak coming through on the nose and on the palette. Beautiful now but still so young. Oak needs to integrate further. — a month ago

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Quilceda Creek

Palengat Horse Heaven Hills Red Blend 2020

I’m going to leave my original review up, but if you want my final review of the this wine, scroll down to the bottom.

My original rating was 9.1– Pine and a hint of leather on the nose. Currents on the front of the palate. Medium tannic structure—but not much going on on the mid palate. Ends with a lot of tart high notes on the finish. There is a pleasant mineral astringency that lingers after one swallows. I rather like that. I’m going to let this sit for a half an hour to see if the tartness of the finish mellows out a bit. There’s not much here to open up though. this is a perfectly fine wine, but it’s not QC’s best. Slightly disappointed.

Update: after being left in a decanter for an hour and a half (I got distracted) the fruit on the front and the mineral finish faded, leaving the astringency at the back of the palate with tannins that were unable to balance the bitterness. This is a wine that’s best guzzled quickly [at least if you intend to drink the wine today— see my further comments below].

Updated rating, two days later: 9.6!
Oh my! Because this wine didn’t seem very exceptional, I put the remainder in an empty plastic water bottle. I squeezed out most of the air and I capped it and left it for two days. I certainly wasn’t expecting much when I drank it tonight, But it went from OK to fantastic! Bouquet was 100 percent leather. The fruit had faded on the front, but the tannins from front to back are now intriguingly complex. Lots of earth, and mineral notes all along the palate, and the finish is longer. Yummy!

The moral is don’t bother to decant this sucker. Open the bottle, at least 24 hours before you intend to drink it, and do the French thing of pouring off half a glass and then re-corking the bottle. Truly an amazing transformation!
— 5 months ago

Ira, Daniel P. and 2 others liked this


Claret Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2021

Made by the new winemaking team that came over from Quilceda Creek. Absolutely gorgeous!! Best wines I have had from Washington. They are quickly moving up! — 13 days ago

Jan, Ted and 6 others liked this

Quilceda Creek

Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

6/21/23. Last dinner in RVA with Jess and Ban. Quilceda never disappoints, especially when it has some more age on it — 3 months ago

Meghana Kaloji
with Meghana
Jan, Iwan and 7 others liked this

Quilceda Creek

Horse Heaven Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2020

As said before, not your typical Sauvignon blanc. More rounded and less acidic than expected, more typical of a Chardonnay. Makes you wonder why they don’t make more! — 8 months ago

Carolyn patroneMeghana Kaloji
with Carolyn and Meghana
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Quilceda Creek

Palengat Columbia Valley Red Blend 2013

Dark red and purple color. I got mushrooms on the nose, others didn’t. High quality, refined, and deep. Black and blue fruit with integrated oak and terroir. Medium plus finish. Loved it! — 10 months ago

Brooke Weaver JakubowskiSteve Gautier
with Brooke and Steve
Severn, Tom and 6 others liked this