Quilceda Creek

Palengat Columbia Valley Red Blend

9.233 ratings
9.36 pro ratings
Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.2

First of the seven blind wines Saturday Night. Deep ruby red with almost garnet on the edges. Tight nose with some spices, vanilla, cinnamon and bold fruits. A lot darker on day two with darker sweet spices and super thick and dark powdered cocoa. On day one this seemed too young with the alcohol not having fully integrated yet. Very powerful and young with sweet and woody tannins (6.5/10). Medium plus bodied with some dark black cherries, vanilla beans, tons of dark chocolate and some coconut. Long finish. Not a ton of fruit on the nose or palate, more reserved and definitely needs some time to integrate and develop further. Drink till 2026.

First of the seven blind wines Saturday Night. Deep ruby red with almost garnet on the edges. Tight nose with some spices, vanilla, cinnamon and bold fruits. A lot darker on day two with darker sweet spices and super thick and dark powdered cocoa. On day one this seemed too young with the alcohol not having fully integrated yet. Very powerful and young with sweet and woody tannins (6.5/10). Medium plus bodied with some dark black cherries, vanilla beans, tons of dark chocolate and some coconut. Long finish. Not a ton of fruit on the nose or palate, more reserved and definitely needs some time to integrate and develop further. Drink till 2026.

Aug 13th, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.2

Deep garnet to ruby red. Interesting nose that started a bit tight with toasted coconut and dark cocoa leading to blackberry liquor as well as pencil shavings. Thick and dark on the palate with moderate tannins (7/10) that carry through the midpalate. Dark gravel, black cherries and tons of dark cocoa on the palate. A touch of spices too. Very dark and brooding palate with a touch of acidity near the finish. Medium plus body with a long finish. If you drink now give a good decant. Drink till 2027.

Deep garnet to ruby red. Interesting nose that started a bit tight with toasted coconut and dark cocoa leading to blackberry liquor as well as pencil shavings. Thick and dark on the palate with moderate tannins (7/10) that carry through the midpalate. Dark gravel, black cherries and tons of dark cocoa on the palate. A touch of spices too. Very dark and brooding palate with a touch of acidity near the finish. Medium plus body with a long finish. If you drink now give a good decant. Drink till 2027.

Feb 24th, 2017
Aaron Rankin

Almost black in color, matching the bramble nose. Roses. I get a little campfire and some vegetal notes. Palette is smooth and silky with nice acid. More energy than most QC. Feels properly right bank at the tail end of primary.

Almost black in color, matching the bramble nose. Roses. I get a little campfire and some vegetal notes. Palette is smooth and silky with nice acid. More energy than most QC. Feels properly right bank at the tail end of primary.

Nov 28th, 2020
Joe DAscoli

Good. Fruit comes through. Very dark and robust still. Not great. Expected more.

Good. Fruit comes through. Very dark and robust still. Not great. Expected more.

Jun 5th, 2020
Peter Heidt

...50th Birthday in Boca at Villagio and Kenny brings a bottle of my favorite juice...

...50th Birthday in Boca at Villagio and Kenny brings a bottle of my favorite juice...

May 9th, 2019
Aaron Rankin

Much, much too young. New oak is very pronounced. The tannins rip your tongue off, even after a couple hours of decant.

Much, much too young. New oak is very pronounced. The tannins rip your tongue off, even after a couple hours of decant.

Mar 18th, 2019
Joe Roth

Nice Merlot, Cab Sauvignon and Cab Franc blend. Could use another year or two in bottle. Still rather tannic.

Nice Merlot, Cab Sauvignon and Cab Franc blend. Could use another year or two in bottle. Still rather tannic.

Jan 13th, 2019
Aaron Rankin

Have no hesitation, this youthful wine is stunning. Signature QC, this is an elegant package of ripe fruit, chocolate, and velvety tannins. I gave this an hour of slow ox before drinking.

Have no hesitation, this youthful wine is stunning. Signature QC, this is an elegant package of ripe fruit, chocolate, and velvety tannins. I gave this an hour of slow ox before drinking.

Aug 31st, 2018
Hugh O'Riordan

A delicious very well balanced wine. Long finish with layers of fruit.

A delicious very well balanced wine. Long finish with layers of fruit.

Oct 15th, 2017
Sarah Milsow-Guenther

Wow did this age nicely. Could have kept it for even longer but couldn't wait. Smoothed out the longer it was open. Nice balance of dark fruit with pepper on the finish. Fantastic wine.

Wow did this age nicely. Could have kept it for even longer but couldn't wait. Smoothed out the longer it was open. Nice balance of dark fruit with pepper on the finish. Fantastic wine.

Aug 23rd, 2017