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2008 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Palengat Vineyard

  • 97 WA
  • 94 IWC
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend
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SKU: 322932-2008

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    (76% cabernet sauvignon, 14% cabernet franc, 7% merlot and 3% petit verdot; this used to be a single-vineyard wine but Palengat is now used as the name for a proprietary Bordeaux blend): Expressive aromas of cassis, cocoa powder and brown spices. Sweet and smooth on entry, then intensely flavored and tactile in the middle, with a plush creme de cassis flavor framed and intensified by mounting graphite minerality. Wonderfully suave wine with terrific back-end volume, very smooth tannins and lingering spiciness. Paul Golitzin describes 2008 as |focused and complex,| while the 2009s, he says, are |ripe and fruity, like the 2005s.| He says that he may prefer 2009 at this stage.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: November/December 2011
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    The 2008 Palengat Proprietary Red Wine is made up of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc, with the balance Merlot and Petit Verdot. The fruit was sourced entirely from the Palengat Vineyard. Pain grille, pencil lead, Asian spices, incense, violets, dried herbs, black currant, and blackberry aromas compose the bouquet of this impeccably balanced offering. It opens in the glass to reveal plush, succulent flavors, superb concentration, plenty of ripe tannin, and at least 4-5 years of aging potential. It will deliver optimum drinking from 2015 to 2028.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: npayab
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    Drink Dates: 2012-2028
    Author: Kenny G
No Washington winery commands more attention from wine collectors than Quilceda Creek, with repeated 100-point scores and subsequent appreciating bottle value. Since 1978, the Alex Golitzin and his son Paul have been lauded for their flagship Cabernet Sauvignon, which is elevated by the Bordelais practice of declassification of up to one third of production into a second label each year. The fruit for their 4,000-case production is sourced from the finest vineyards on the far side of the Cascade Mountains, and the Golitzins are meticulous in their oversight of the viticultural practices. Driven to produce the greatest wine possible, Alex and Paul "know what they want in a wine and what to do to get it."

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 414 bottles owned
  • 90 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 90 collectors)