Quilceda Creek Palengat Red Wine 2013

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The 2013 Quilceda Creek Palengat Proprietary Red Wine was sourced from Champoux, Palengat, Lake Wallula and Wallula Gap Vineyards which are located in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA. This exotic Merlot-based wine displays beautiful layers of aromatic plum and black cherry fruit with nuances of anise, soy, graphite and minerals. It has stunning purity and delineation, with superfine tannins. Aged in 100% new French Oak for 20 months, it is a blend of 58% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Cabernet Franc.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country United States
Region Washington
Appellation Horse Heaven Hills
Brand Quilceda Creek
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Wine AdvocateMore Merlot dominated in 2013 (they plan to move this back to a more Cabernet Sauvignon dominated blend in the future), the 2013 Palengat Vineyard is another terrific 2013 that makes the most of vintage. Sexy, voluptuous and rounded, with no hard edges, it gives up classic notes of plums, graphite and licorice in its full-bodied, mouth-filling and impossible to resist style. While I'd happily drink a glass (or three) today, it will drink well for another 10-15 years.

Jeb Dunnuck, June 29, 2016