Red

2005 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
Drink between 2013 - 2030 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 163

  • tjross Likes this wine: (95 points)

    March 24, 2017 - Popped and poured at dinner at Lark. A lovely wine, but confirmed my preference for wines of this caliber in their youth. The structure, balance, feel, and texture were perfect but nothing more than oak, tannin, and alcohol on the palate. Where did the fruit go? It evolved well in the glass, but still.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • EvanRose Likes this wine: (100 points)

    March 5, 2017 - Perfection. Yes, I mean it. Smooth as silk, great fruit and mouth fell, magnificent finish. Savoedit with a flat iron steak with blue cheese sauce.lovedit

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • SMagowan Likes this wine: (94 points)

    December 31, 2016 - I have to admit to being slightly disappointed in this in that I was hoping it was going to be a huge "wow" experience to end 2016. In the end, it is quite good, even excellent, but not the ethereal experience I was expecting. Double decanted for 2.5 hours in wine room and drank over another 4.5 hours. There was quite a bit of sediment in the bottle. It is very deep ruby in color and had an extraordinarily deep nose of currant, blackberry, subtle mint and oak. On the palate, the oak notes were at first very pronounced, and the oakiness dominated the fruit and tannins. it reminded me much more of a decent $40 Cabernet like a Honig rather than a top-tier Grand Cru Bordeaux. Over the evening the oak subsided quite a bit and this became a sipper rather than a gulper. Fruitiness, light tobacco and maple candy emerged, and the final tastes were the finest. I realize that I should have just let this lay down for 5 or 10 more years. 93 - 95.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • AusTxJim wrote: (96 points)

    December 27, 2016 - Strong & smooth

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • mhoonchild Likes this wine: (99 points)

    December 24, 2016 - A sublime bottle. Even better the second day!

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Quilceda Creek
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Columbia Valley
  • UPC Code 126783831943

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 96 (1%)
  • In Cellars 7,283 (69%)
  • Consumed 3,246 (31%)

Food Pairing

filet mignon, Lamb Chops, New York Strip with all the fixings on the patio overlooking the Deschutes River

Who Likes This Wine

100% Like It  49 votes

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