Columbia Valley, Washington
Wine Advocate 96 points! Washington Wine Blog 95 points! Vinous 94 points!
Quilceda Creek Palengat Red is a superb red wine gem from perhaps the top winery in Washington! Founded in 1978, Quilceda Creek has had an unbroken string of highly rated vintages that has led Robert Parker Jr. to name it Washington State's premier Cabernet Sauvignon producer. Palengat Red 2014 is a blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc spending 21 months in new French oak. "The 2014 Quilceda Creek Palengat Proprietary Red Wine was sourced from Champoux, Palengat, Lake Wallula and Wallula Vineyards which are located in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA. This highly expressive blend has violet-infused plum and crème de cassis fruit that coats the entire palate with accents of five spice powder, black truffles, vanilla and minerals."--Paul Golitzin, Director of Winemaking
"The sensational 2014 Palengat Vineyard is loaded with notions of chocolate covered plums, licorice, roasted herbs, and graphite/lead pencil shavings. Up there with the top vintages of the cuvee, this full-bodied, rounded and hedonistic 2014 shines in the vintage, has no hard edges, gorgeous purity, and plenty of ripe, sweet tannin. It's a serious mouthful of a Cabernet and will drink nicely for 10-15 years. Drink 2017-2032."--Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate, 96 points!
Enjoy Quilceda Creek Palengat Red with filet mignon, rack of lamb, venison, rich vegetable dishes and aged cheeses.