Quilceda Creek Palengat Red Wine 2009

Quilceda Creek Palengat Red Wine 2009

SKU C0282


The Quilceda Creek 2009 Palengat Proprietary Red Wine displays the wonderful aromatic perfume of the Horse Heaven Hills A.V.A. Planted in 1997-2002 on deep, consistent, Sagehill series soil, the Palengat Vineyard is family-owned. It is located on an ideal south facing slope on Phinny Hill, right next to the world famous Champoux Vineyard. Palengat Vineyard is managed by Paul Champoux and is 8.5 acres in size, with 59% of the vines being high density (2270 vines/acre). Having this many vines per acre fills in the mid-palate often missing from varietals such as Cabernet Franc. The wine showcases floral violet, pain grille and blackberry blossoms hovering above a deep, rich, decadent core of black current, blackberry, fig and plum fruit infused with Asian spices. Aged in 100% new French Oak for 22 months.
Category Red Wine
Country United States
Region Washington
Appellation Horse Heaven Hills
Brand Quilceda Creek
  • wa96-98

Wine AdvocateThe 2009 Palengat is composed of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, and 6% Merlot. It sports a superb, already complex nose of herbs and spices, floral notes, and assorted black fruits. Elegant, dense, and structured, this nicely proportioned wine merits a minimum of 5-6 years of cellaring and will surely see its 20th birthday in fine form.

Jay Miller, August 2011
  • we95

Wine EnthusiastQuilceda's single-vineyard Bordeaux-style blend is 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc and 6% Merlot. This has fine grained tannins-not soft, but polished, ripe, and rich. Tasted prior to its official release, the wine was still pulling together all of the complex barrel-influenced flavors; it tasted delicious, with notes of bourbon-soaked cherries, along with veins of espresso, cacao, dusty baking spice, and a liquorous finish.

Paul Gregutt, September 1, 2012