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Quilceda Creek Palengat Red Wine 2017 750ml
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Quilceda Creek Palengat Red Wine 2017

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750ml
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The blend for this release consists of 90 percent Cabernet Sauvignon from the Champoux and Mach One Vineyards and 10 percent Cabernet Franc from the Palengat Vineyard. Approachable in its youth, it will repay your patience after several decades in the cellar. Aromatically you can sense its Old World inspiration from the chocolate, graphite, and coffee rising from the glass, while on the palate there are dark currants, cherries, blueberries and plums. All are transported by a multi-layered, full-bodied but not-too-heavy texture supported by a complex tannic structure that's silky and luxurious while maintaining the wine's accessibility. It's a balancing act that's been a dozen years in the making, but absolutely worth the endeavor. Drink it now to 2040.
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd96

A blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc, the 2017 Palengat is a darker, richer effort that has loads of blackcurrant, chocolate, toasted nut, scorched earth, and violet notes. Straight, focused, and beautifully concentrated, with nicely integrated acidity, it's a powerful, full-bodied, opulent yet textured wine to enjoy over the coming two decades.

April 15, 2020
Wine Advocate
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A blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc, the 2017 Palengat Red Wine explodes with power and finesse, combining aromas of graphite and pencil shavings with an undercurrent of juicy blackberry, dark cherry skin, robust plum and red and purple flowers before swaying with elegant baking spices from being rested in 100% French oak for 20 months. Full-bodied and tightly wound, the juicy, mouth-watering fruit expression has ample opportunity to absorb all the French oak across the mid-palate, which seems to lift the expression synergistically. While the label states it's 14.8% alcohol, the complexity and depth of the wine never pull you toward a hot expression, which some might expect. Prevailing for more than a minute, the wine concludes with a continually evolving finish that repeatedly flips between robust fruit expression and subtle minerality with elegant oak and floral tones on the finish. Only 1,025 cases were produced and will undoubtedly sell out quickly. This will age for more than two decades.

October 22, 2020
Vinous
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Bright ruby-red. Notes of violet and minerals lift the aromas of blackberry, cassis, licorice and bitter chocolate, with some sexy oak tones emerging with air. Highly concentrated, dense wine with an almost liqueur-like ripeness to its dark berry and bitter chocolate flavors, and yet this Cabernet boasts more energy than the CVR. This very ripe, seamless wine finishes with smooth, palate-saturating tannins and easygoing sweetness. It offers considerable early appeal even if it has the stuffing and concentration to age. Doesn't show quite the violet lift of the 2016 version but displays an intriguing chocolate note on the back end, despite the absence of Merlot in this bottling (the Golitzins did not feel that the Merlot was up to their usual standards in '17). This wine gained in breadth and suavity with 24 hours in the recorked bottle.

October 2020

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