Created in 1978 by Alex and Jeannette Golitzin, Quilceda Creek can be found in Snohomish, in the State of Washington in the United States. In 1992, their son Paul Golitzin, joined his father as a winemaker after a trip to France where he fell in love with wine. Mentored by his father and great-uncle, Paul takes advantage of his knowledge to create his own style of wine.
Wine is not new in the family because they are descendants from Prince Lev Golitsyn, one of the most important Russian winemakers. He started the production of sparkling wines in Russia at the end of the 19thcentury. After World War II, Alex’s parents emigrated to the United States after fleeing to Paris during the Russian Revolution in 1917. Alex often visited his uncle André Tchelistcheff, legendary winemaker in the United States, also known as “the Dean of American Winemaking.”
Paul’s ambition and determination allowed him to create six 100% Cabernet Sauvignon wines that have received the score of 100/100 by American critic Robert Parker. In 2006, Quilceda Creek became the first American domain outside of California to receive that score. “A great bottle of wine is one that keeps your interest from the first glass to the last, leaving you wanting more.” Paul explains. The Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2005 was served at the presidential dinner at the White House with Presidents Barack Obama and Hu Jintao in January 2011.
Quilceda Creek’s wines has nose hints of red fruit, aniseed, and black walnut. It is silky and rich, with a long and persistent finish on the palate.