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2007 Quilceda Creek Red Wine Columbia Valley
Red Bordeaux Blend
- Columbia Valley
Community Tasting Notes 239
Schwarzer Hund Likes this wine:
December 28, 2016 - Opaque dark red, blackberry, cassis, anise aromas, opulent dark berry fruit, chocolate, tobacco, sweet oak flavors. Tannins are smoothing out and the finish is medium length. Not as sophisticated as the QC flagship wine but a very classy wine at a very good price.
johnnyo wrote: (92 points)
December 25, 2016 - This is one of the best QC Red Wines I've had in recent years. Structured but plenty of rich black fruit with griping tannins and mouthwatering finish.
JMFWC Likes this wine: (90 points)
December 24, 2016 - Decanted, nose is starting to show aged characteristics of leather and spice with blackberry. Palate is well integrated and showing good balance with still distinct tannins. Finish is lasting and holding up well. Had some on night two and the oak was coming through pretty strong in a not so great way.
cwaltonhouse Likes this wine: (92 points)
December 24, 2016 - I've had a few of these from different vintages now, and have some themes that stand out. The structure is very, very well built--resolved tannins with some age, but the roundness and velvety mouthfeel are what stand out. On the downside, these wines are always too hot. Too much alcohol distracts from the nuances of the grapes and makes it harder to appreciate. Overall, still a 90+ point wine for the overall quality, but lacks the restraint/finesse of a winemaker striving for more balance and nuance.
JS1056 wrote: (91 points)
December 4, 2016 - Pretty nose of dark fruit ( mostly cherry I think).
Spice, dark fruit, with some tabacco on the finish which is moderate in length. A little brighter than I remembered which hurt it a little.
One of the best values around.
Pro Reviews 3
By Stephen Tanzer
November/December 2010, IWC Issue #153 (link)
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By Richard Jennings
12/30/2010 (link) 90 points
(Quilceda Creek Red Wine Columbia Valley) Nearly opaque purple red violet color; berry, red plum nose; rich, rounded berry, ripe cassis, caramel oak palate with sweet tannins, needs 2 years; medium finish 90+ pts. (72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 2% Malbec)
Washington Wine Report
By Sean Sullivan
4/1/2010 (link) ***** points
(Quilceda Creek Red Wine Columbia Valley) Dark to the point of being opaque. A pretty nose with licorice, oak spices, blackberry, red fruit, and light floral notes. On the taste, an opulent, rich, outrageously textured wine with gobs of black fruit, chocolate, and spice. Very tightly compact on the palate at present. Shows a little heat at times. Give two to three years. 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 2% Malbec. 15.2% alcohol. To be released in Fall 2010.
- Vintage 2007
- Type Red
- Producer Quilceda Creek
- Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
- Designation Red Wine
- Vineyard n/a
- Country USA
- Region Washington
- SubRegion Columbia Valley
- Appellation Columbia Valley
- Pending Delivery 48 (1%)
- In Cellars 3,037 (48%)
- Consumed 3,202 (51%)
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