The 2017 Quilceda Creek “CVR” Columbia Valley Red Wine is a combination of all our vineyard sites and represents a great value. Lush red and blue fruits are found in this wine with nuances of star anise, smoke, cedar, and minerals.
Blend: 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot, and 1% Cabernet Franc
95 Jeb Dunnuck
The 2017 Columbia Valley CVR is smoking stuff. Based on 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot, and 1% Cabernet Franc sourced from the Champoux, Galitzine, Palengat, and Wallula Vineyards, it has loads of cassis, toasted spice, graphite, and dried tobacco notes as well as full-bodied richness, a broad, expansive mouthfeel, and sweet tannins. It’s not far off the top releases here, and it remains a stunning value in world-class Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink it any time over the coming 15 years or more.
94 Tasting Panel
Lush color and a soft, warm, vanilla-inflected nose. Rich, luscious, and toasted, with notes of plum, raspberry, and cherry that go deep on the palate with sweet new oak. Good length and lovely balance.
93 Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
A blend of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc, the 2017 CVR Columbia Valley Red Wine jumps out of the glass with aromas of dusty red cherry skin, luscious baking spice, dark plum and cassis. Full-bodied, the wine still has the same attention to detail as its bigger brothers in the range, just at a keener price. In the mouth, the CVR offers up structured tannins with energetic acidity, subtle spice with red and black berry tones. The wine concludes with a delightful and lingering finish.