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Cabs Par Excellence from Washington

Cabs Par Excellence from Washington

Quilceda Creek's Alex Golitzin was born in France, and his late uncle was André Tchelistcheff of California's Beaulieu Vineyard, one of America's most influential winemakers. With his uncle's help, Golitzin began to make Cabernet Sauvignon from vines in Washington State. Since the late 1980s, together with his son, Paul, he has been producing some of the world's most glorious Cabs.

2004 Cabernet Sauvignon "Galitzine Vineyard". This is a first release of the wine, made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 22 months in 100% new French oak. Opaque purple-colored, it has a superb bouquet that leaps from the glass. On the palate it is sweet and rich, even if it does not have the weight and depth of the winery's top-rated offerings. Not yet released.