Red

2005 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
Drink between 2013 - 2030 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 161

  • 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
  • parathesis wrote: (95 points)

    November 19, 2016 - This wine was amazing. I brought it to our anniversary dinner and shared with the server and suddenly every wine person in the restaurant was at our table and did not know the name of the winery (shameful). Noe the less this wine got better and better. You wanted to drink it slowly to enjoy every little nuance. I have never experienced this before incredible. Glad I have a couple of more of these.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Winetex Likes this wine: (93 points)

    November 15, 2016 - Ruby colored - more red than I anticipated. Aromas and flavors of red currant, coffee, stems and a hint of green. Balanced, structured and very good. Decanted 30 minutes but could have used more. This seemed like a much younger wine still fresh and vibrant. Maybe another 10 years to age? I'm mostly kidding but it was interesting.

    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 7,280 (69%)
  • Consumed 3,194 (30%)

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  46 votes

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