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Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

The Wines of Quilceda Creek reviewed: Episode 517

“Another magical Cabernet Sauvignon from this team, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley comes from a blend of sites and is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon brought up mostly in new French oak. This vivid purple-hued beauty offers a kaleidoscope-like array of red and black currants, spice box, lead pencil shavings, crushed stone, and assorted tobacco and leafy herb nuances. These carry to full-bodied Cabernet with incredibly purity of fruit, building tannins and structure, flawless balance, and a monster of a finish that won’t quit. It should keep for 20-25 years with no issues.

This is unquestionably another brilliant set of releases from Quilceda, and these 2018s show the classic opulence this estate is known for backed up by beautiful purity and lots of underlying structure. In addition, their CVR Cuvee remains one of the great values in Cabernet Sauvignon out there.”- Jeb Dunnuck , 98+ pts

Quilceda Creek Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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2017 QUILCEDA CREEK COLUMBIA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON

97JD from Jeb Dunnuck 97 Points The flagship 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley is all Cabernet Sauvignon brought up in new barrels . Beautiful crème de cassis, graphite, spice box, and lead pencil notes all flow to a full-bodied, soft, elegant wine that has beautiful tannins, no hard edges, and a seamless texture. It shows the more upfront, charming style of the vintage and is already hard to resist. Nevertheless, it should easily evolve for 20+ years. JEB DUNNUCK 97 POINTS

97JS from James Suckling 97 Points Really juicy and savory at the moment with beautiful freshness and linear tightness that frames the wine. Its full and flavorful with currants, coffee and walnuts. Mahogany, too. The tannins are polished and spread across the palate. Accessible and hard not to drink now, but will age wonderfully, too. JAMES SUCKLING 97 POINTS

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Quilceda Creek 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon

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This is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, with fruit coming from Horse Heaven Hills sites Champoux, Lake Wallula, Palengat, and Wallula. It’s aromatically brooding out of the gate, with notes of cherry meats, barrel spice and incense, not yet ready to reveal its charms. Dense, focused, layered, almost creamy-feeling fruit flavors follow. It is coiled up tightly right now but has all of the stuffing to go the distance and then some. Best from 20302037. Sean P. Sullivan

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Tasting Notes For Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

The 2017 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley showcases the singular and elusive perfume of Champoux Vineyard at its very best. Aromas and flavors of violets, lavender, blackberry, cassis, and plum fruit can be found in the wine with nuances of cocoa nib, spice, and minerals. The ethereal, silky texture allows the rich fruit to coat the palate in a horizontal fashion, allowing the taster to experience the purity and seamless integration of all its elements in wonderful harmony.

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Quilceda Creek Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Quilceda Creek 2017 Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvingon

: Dark red-ruby. Pungent aromas of ripe dark berries, licorice and cedary oak. Wonderfully suave and fine-grained, boasting terrific concentration, intensity and energy to its dark berry and African violet flavors. This very suave Cabernet finishes with terrific cocoa-powder length and substantial but refined mounting tannins. Paul Golitzin told me that he always aims to get two tons of fruit per acre–either by nature or through crop thinning. And he noted that his family now has full viticultural control over all of their properties.

Drinking Window: 2022 – 2033

A powerful wine that bears the stamp of the vintage, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon offers up aromas of minty crème de cassis, blackberries, dark chocolate and spice, framed by a lavish application of toasty new oak. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, ample and heady, with a generous core of ripe, liqueur-like fruit, a fine-grained chassis of tannins and a long, heavily oak-inflected finish. To hold the estate to its own high standards, after the more elegant and complete 2014, the 2015 vintage of Quilceda’s flagship bottling feels a bit more overtly high-octane and marked by its time in new wood, and I don’t think it will ever be as graceful. But it’s a lusty, expressive Cabernet Sauvignon that will drink well for a decade or more.

Drinking Window: 2018 – 2028

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Quilceda Creek 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

97 Points New release of one of Washing State’s finest Cabernets from Quicelda Creek – limited.

97 Points Jeb Dunnuck: ‘ The flagship Quicelda Creek 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley is all Cabernet Sauvignon brought up in new barrels . Beautiful crème de cassis, graphite, spice box, and lead pencil notes all flow to a full-bodied, soft, elegant wine that has beautiful tannins, no hard edges, and a seamless texture. It shows the more upfront, charming style of the vintage and is already hard to resist. Nevertheless, it should easily evolve for 20+ years.”97 Points James Suckling: ” Really juicy and savory at the moment with beautiful freshness and linear tightness that frames the wine. Its full and flavorful with currants, coffee and walnuts. Mahogany, too. The tannins are polished and spread across the palate. Accessible and hard not to drink now, but will age wonderfully, too.”

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Critical Acclaim

#98 Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Cellar Selection Wines of 2020The 2017 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley showcases the singular and elusive perfume of Champoux Vineyard at its very best. Aromas and flavors of violets, lavender, blackberry, cassis, and plum fruit can be found in the wine with nuances of cocoa nib, spice, and minerals. The ethereal, silky texture allows the rich fruit to coat the palate in a horizontal fashion, allowing the taster to experience the purity and seamless integration of all its elements in wonderful harmony.

JD 97 pt

The flagship 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley is all Cabernet Sauvignon brought up in new barrels . Beautiful crème de cassis, graphite, spice box, and lead pencil notes all flow to a full-bodied, soft, elegant wine that has beautiful tannins, no hard edges, and a seamless texture. It shows the more upfront, charming style of the vintage and is already hard to resist. Nevertheless, it should easily evolve for 20+ years.

JS 97 pt

Really juicy and savory at the moment with beautiful freshness and linear tightness that frames the wine. Its full and flavorful with currants, coffee and walnuts. Mahogany, too. The tannins are polished and spread across the palate. Accessible and hard not to drink now, but will age wonderfully, too.

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