Quilceda Creek Palengat Red Wine 2009
|Appellation||Horse Heaven Hills|
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.
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.