2002 Quilceda Creek Columbia Valley Red Wine
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The opaque, dark ruby-colored 2002 Red Wine (Quilceda Creek’s second label) reveals fresh blackberry and violet aromas. A 975-case blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc, it is medium-bodied, concentrated, and packed with tar-laced black fruits, currants, and tannin. A structured effort with an admirably long finish, this wine is a candidate for drinking between 2008 and 2018. Congratulations Alex and Paul, welcome to the big leagues." (04/06) According to Stephen Tanzer: "Full, deep red. Roasted strawberry, plum and nutty oak; just this side of stewy. Lush and round in the mouth, with slightly roasted flavors of plum, minerals, nuts and smoke.