The Finest: Quilceda Creek’s 2018 CVR Red Wine

The Quilceda Creek 2018 vintage is a marvel of winemaking artistry, and it's no surprise that the renowned boutique winery in Snohomish, Washington has produced another incredible Cabernet Sauvignon. The Columbia Valley is a blend of all the vineyard sites and represents a great value from an exceptional vintage.

The Quilceda Creek 2018 has an enticing nose of blackberry, cassis, leather and cocoa nib to tantalize your senses before you even take your firt sip. Savory flavors of black and blue fruits are found in this , with hints of vanilla bean, tobacco and spices adding complexity. It's full-bodied on the palate with a smooth finish that lingers long after you've taken your last sip.

This wonderful vintage is made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, grown on their own estate vineyards. The grapes are picked by hand at their optimal ripeness to ensure only the best quality for this fine wine. The winemakers then use state-of-the-art technology to carefully craft this complex red wine that will be sure to impress even the most discerning palates.

The Quilceda Creek 2018 is definitly one for the collectors – its rich flavor profile makes it ideal for enjoying now or cellaring for years to come – but it's also an excellent choice for everyday drinking due to its balance and approachability. This delightful red is perfect for sipping with dinner or sharing with friends over conversation.

If you're looking for an exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon, then look no further than Quilceda Creek 2018 – it's sure to become a favorite in your collection!

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The Location of Quilceda Creek

Quilceda Creek Winery is located in Snohomish, Washington, a city just north of Seattle. The winery is perched on a hill overlooking the beautiful Quilceda Creek and is surrounded by forest. The winery's address is 28206 N.E. 145th Street, Snohomish, WA 98290 and it is open for tastings and tours from Thursday to Sunday each week.

Understanding the Benefits of CVR Wine

CVR (Columbia Valley Red Wine) is a blend of all Quilceda Creek's vineyard sites, representing the best of the vintage. It is a full-bodied red wine with intense aromas and flavors of blackberry, blueberry, and raspberry, complemented by hints of cocoa nib, vanilla bean, tobacco, and spices. On the palate it is balanced and smooth with great structure and a long finish. CVR is an excellent choice for enjoying with hearty dishes or to enjoy on its own.

Opening of Quilceda Creek

Quil Ceda Creek Casino opened its doors on September 29, 2004. After 13 years of operation, the Tulalip Tribes announced plans in 2017 to replace it with a larger casino. Construction began in Spring 2019 and the new Quil Ceda Creek Casino opened on February 3, 2021. The new casino is located at 6410 33rd Ave NE in Tulalip and features an expanded gaming floor and several dining options.

Who Is the Owner of Quilceda Creek Winery?

Quilceda Creek Winery is owned by the Golitzin family. It was founded in 1978 by Alex Golitzin and his uncle, Andre Tchelistcheff (known as “The Maestro”). Alex and Paul Golitzin formed a father/son winemaking team in 1992 and have been producing high quality wines ever since. The family continues to run the winery to this day, with each generation building upon the legacy of their predecessors.

The Highest Rated Wine in the World

The highest rated wine in the world, according to Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2022, is the Schrader Cellars Double Diamond Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. This exquisite and luxurious cabernet sauvignon has been awarded a score of 94 points out of a possible 100. It has been described by critics as haing rich and concentrated flavors of blackberry, cassis, dark cherry, and cedar that are complemented by subtle notes of baking spices. The full-bodied palate is balanced with firm tannins, leading to a long and lingering finish. This exquisite wine is sure to please even the most discerning palate.

The Three V's of Wine

The “3 Vs” of wine are varietal, vineyard and vintage. Varietal refers to the type of grape used to make the wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Chardonnay. Vineyard is a term used to describe where the grapes were grown and harvested. The vintage is the year in which the grapes were harvested and made into wine. All three of these factors play an important role in determining a wine's quality and flavor profile. Varietal impacts the body, acidity and tannin levels, while vineyard affects the terroir or soil conditions which can contribute to the overall character of a wine. Vintage also has an influence on the final product as weather conditions durig that year can affect both flavor and aromas. Thus, when discussing a particular bottle of wine it is important to pay attention to all three of these components in order to get an accurate idea of what you will be tasting.


The Quilceda Creek 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is an outstanding vintage from a boutique winery in Snohomish, Washington. This full-bodied red wine offers a rich and complex flavor profile, with nuances of black, blue and red fruits, cocoa nibs, vanilla bean, tobacco and spice. With its excellent balance and smooth finish, it's no wonder why the Quilceda Creek 2018 is one of the most sought afer Cabernet Sauvignons in the region. Highly recommended for all lovers of fine wines!

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Thomas Ashford is a highly educated brewer with years of experience in the industry. He has a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry and a Master Degree in Brewing Science. He is also BJCP Certified Beer Judge. Tom has worked hard to become one of the most experienced brewers in the industry. He has experience monitoring brewhouse and cellaring operations, coordinating brewhouse projects, and optimizing brewery operations for maximum efficiency. He is also familiar mixology and an experienced sommelier. Tom is an expert organizer of beer festivals, wine tastings, and brewery tours.