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Quilceda Creek Vintners
United States - Washington

Quilceda Creek has been dedicated exclusively to the production of world-class Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon since it’s founding in 1978 by Alex and Jeannette Golitzin. Robert Parker Jr. recognized Quilceda Creek as “Washington State’s premier Cabernet Sauvignon producer”. As they say, “great wine begins in great vineyards” and Quilceda Creek’s wines are the expression of five vineyards; Champoux, Galitzine, Lake Wallula, Palengat, and Wallula Vineyards. In 1997, Quilceda Creek, along with a handful of other Washington wineries, partnered in Champoux Vineyard LLC and released their first single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. The 1997 Quilceda Creek Champoux Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon was the only single vineyard Quilceda Creek wine from Champoux Vineyard. The Golitzin family partnered with Jim Holmes of Ciel du Cheval (Red Mountain AVA) in 2001 to develop Galitzine Vineyard, a 17-acre site planted with 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. The Palengat vineyard, acquired in 2006 by Paul Golitzin and his brother-in-law John Ware, is five acres located next to Champoux Vineyard that produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Alex and Jeannette’s son, Paul, is President and director of winemaking and his influence has led to numerous 100-point rated releases over the years.

Reviews and News

Quilceda Creek - The Wine Advocate - June 2013

Quilceda Creek - The Wine Advocate - June 2013

wa"This line up was one of the highlights of my trip through Washington and without a doubt, this awesome estate, which is run by Paul and Alex Golitzin, is producing some of the top Cabernet Sauvignon blends in the state, and I would venture, the world. While all of the wines are incredibly age-worthy, the tannins are so well managed and the textures so polished, they dish out immense pleasure even in their youth. The estate’s top cuvee, Paul’s Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon comes primarily from the warmer Champoux Vineyard located in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA, yet also incorporates smaller components from Ciel du Cheval, Klipsun, Tapteil and Galitzine. It sees roughly 22 months in 100% new French oak. - Jeb DUNNUCK"

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue 207, June 28th 2013)

Producer Details
Founded
1978
Location
United States
Wine Production Area
United States - Washington - Columbia Valley
Owners
Alex & Jeannette Golitzin
Winemaker
Paul Golitzin

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