- Quilceda Creek Red Columbia Valley 2012 Product #28955 (In Stock)
A stunner; perhaps the best ever for this second wine of Washington State's benchmark Cabernet producer. The CVR Red is made from barrels that didn’t quite fit with the main Cabernet Sauvignon blend. The quality is very high – anything not “excellent” at Quillceda Creek is sold off in bulk – but these barrels are a tad more forward, open, and fruit-centered than made sense for the main wine. Of course, those characteristics – plus the much reduced price! – make them a perfect choice for drinking younger at big savings!
“The 2012 CVR Columbia Valley Red Wine is a declassified blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, with splashes of Merlot and Malbec. It offers up plenty of classic Quilceda character with notions of blackberry liqueur, toasted spice, graphite and licorice as well as full-bodied richness and depth on the palate. Already supple and approachable, yet with notable tannin structure, it will deliver the goods on release, and over the following decade or more. Drink 2014-2024.”Wine Advocate 92-94 points