Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon '10
We are pleased to announce the private release of the 2010 Quilceda Creek Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2010 growing season began with the arrival of bud break on schedule in early April. The cool, wet spring which followed led to delayed flowering and reduced fruit set, resulting in accordingly low yields. The cool summer produced dramatic differences between warmer and cooler sites throughout the state. These vineyards are located in two of the hottest AVA's for this very reason. The result is a classic which marks the 32nd vintage of Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon.
Winemaker Paul Golitzin describes the 2010 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon as having a rich, velvety mouth feel. It is filled with layers of dark chocolate covered black cherry, blackberry and plum fruit with exotic nuances of Tahitian vanilla bean, violet pastilles and Asian spices. Its seamless integration of all its component parts makes it approachable now, but will age effortlessly for 20+ years.
At Quilceda Creek it’s the same old story, great wines made by unpretentious people. The Golitzins decline to raise prices because they feel loyalty to the people who supported them from the beginning and who might not be able to afford connoisseur/collector pricing.