Quilceda Creek Galitzine Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2010


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The Quilceda Creek 2010 Galitzine Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Sauvignon is from the Red Mountain A.V.A. The Galitzine Vineyard is a partnership between our family and the Holmes family of the highly acclaimed Ciel du Cheval Vineyard. This 17.5 acre, high-density vineyard (2074 plant/acre), was planted in 2001 and 2002 with Clone 8 Cabernet Sauvignon on windblown Hezel over Warden soils. These deep, consistent, sandy loam soils are ideal for root development, vine health and vineyard uniformity. The 2010 offers incredible depth of aromas and flavors of blackberry and cassis fruit, violets, anise, sage, smoky cedar-wood embers, tobacco , vanilla bean and minerals. Aged in 100% new French Oak for 22 months, it is a blend from two of our family owned vineyards. It is 98% Cabernet Sauvignon from Galitzine Vineyard and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon from Palengat Vineyard for additional complexity and aromatic lift. This wine is a wonderful example of Galitzine Vineyard terrior, showing what can be accomplished in the Red Mountain A.V.A. Drink now - 2030.
Category Red Wine
Country United States
Region Washington
Appellation Horse Heaven Hills
Brand Quilceda Creek
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Wine AdvocateEven more concentrated, structured and dense than the Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Galitzine Vineyard (99% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Merlot all from the Red Mountain AVA) delivers an incredible array of black currant, dark chocolate, cedar, tobacco and assorted spring flower-like nuances that give way to a massively concentrated, tannic and structured 2010 that has brilliant mid-palate depth, integrated acidity and a pure, detailed and energetic texture that carries through the finish. As with the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, this is more fun to taste than to drink presently and needs 5-6 years or more of bottle age to round into form. It too will have two to three decades or more of ultimate longevity. Drink 2018-2035.

Jeb Dunnuck, June 2013