Quilceda Creek Vintners Walla Walla Valley
For many, this is Washington State’s greatest source of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Certainly along with LEONETTI they vie for that accolade. Originally founded in 1978 by Alex Golitzen, the nephew of the legendary André Tchelistcheff, the main focus and volume here is the Cabernet Sauvignon, now made by Alex Golitzin’s son Paul. The wine is sourced from several different prime vineyards. If not fully Cabernet Sauvignon, it is almost so, occasionally with a tiny proportion of Merlot blended in to add some flesh. In addition to the Cabernet a very small amount of a Columbia Red, another blend from the Palengat Vineyard and a further Cabernet from the Galitzine Vineyard are also produced. The family have now purchased the Champoux Vineyard as well as planting their own Estate Galitzine and Palengat vineyards in a drive to reinforce the quality of their wines. (DM)
To find out more about Quilceda Creek Vintners and their wines, and to see how we reviewed and rated their wines you can check out the Regional Guide to Oregon and Washington..
Or indeed you can check out the new extensively updated 9th edition Wine Behind the Label Wine Guide that is 2250 pages, it reviews around 4000 vineyards and over 30,000 winesMerlot, the two Cabernets, Carmenère and Syrah. (DM)