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2010 Quilceda Creek Vintners Palengat Vineyard Proprietary Red Wine Horse Heaven Hills
Producer: Quilceda Creek Vintners
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Bordeaux Blend
Region: Other Washington
91(+?)? Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2013
(15.2% alcohol; 64% merlot, 22% cabernet sauvignon and 7% each cabernet franc and petit verdot): Good dark ruby-red. Superripe aromas of blackberry, licorice and espresso. High-toned and a bit liqueur-like in the mouth, with round, primary dark fruit flavors joined by licorice, milk chocolate and graphite. A somewhat unrefined if serious blend that finishes with chewy, chocolatey tannins that coat the front teeth and a slight impression of warmth. This was previously a cabernet-driven wine.