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Professional Ratings: 96 The Wine Advocate, 93 International Wine Cellar, 92 Wine Enthusiast
Region: Yakima Valley, Washington
Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends
Other Info: Collectible Wines, Boutique Wines
Style: Big & Bold
Alcohol By Volume: 15.2%
Item no. 118105
The Quilceda Creek 2007 Palengat Proprietary Red Wine displays the wonderful aromatic perfume of the Horse Heaven Hills A.V.A. The wine showcases floral violet, plum, cassis and sun dried cherry fruit with complex layers of asphalt, smoked meat, Asian spices and vanilla bean. Drink now - 2035.
Blend: 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot
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The 2007 Palengat Proprietary Red Wine is made up of 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Cabernet Franc, with the balance Merlot and Petit Verdot. Deep purple in color, it delivers a captivating nose of olives, herbs, Asian spices, blackberry, and plum. Medium to full-bodied and elegant on the palate, it has outstanding volume and concentration, an opulent texture, and a suave personality. Already complex, it will continue to evolve with another 5-7 years of cellaring. Drink it from 2015 to 2027.
Bright red-ruby. Captivating, complex nose features currant, strawberry, coffee and graphite, along with a floral topnote; showing its cabernet franc component today. Then suave, sweet, creamy and full in the middle, with piquant spicy, peppery, herbal complexity giving this a Bordeaux-like quality. Really spreads out to saturate the mouth. The very long finish features glossy tannins. I loved the combination of strong fruit and refined texture.
Quilceda's Palengat is now a proprietary blend, not a strict Cabernet as before. You can smell the violets amidst nicely layered aromatics, built upon layers of black fruits, cassis and dark, smoky elements. Smoke, earth, coffee, a hint of iron and rock continue into the midpalate, which loses a little density as it moves through the finish. That may be a reflection of the young-ish (7 to 10 year old) vines.