Quilceda Creek Palengat Red Wine 2013
|Appellation||Horse Heaven Hills|
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.
VinousHealthy dark red-ruby. Much less extreme on the nose than the CVR blend, showing captivating floral lift to the aromas of cassis, blackberry, blueberry, dark chocolate and licorice. Broad, deep and slightly exotic, with its strong dark berry flavors complicated by notes of Cuban cigar leaf and minerals and Franc-driven floral character. Finishes with terrific energy and lift. For the second straight vintage, this Merlot-dominated wine is a huge success.