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2007 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

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Winery: "We are pleased to offer you the 2007 vintage of the Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley. This follows exciting news that the 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley just received a 99 point score from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. Over the past 5 years, this wine has attained an unprecedented 99.6 point average from this publication. This validates the consistent quality that can be achieved in Washington State with Cabernet Sauvignon.
The 2007 growing season gave us beautiful fruit. The result is a classic Cabernet Sauvignon that is quite possibly the best Quilceda to date. The season started off with low spring precipitation resulting in short shoot growth. Heat spikes in May and July reduced berry size. This was followed by warm, consistent heat in August and September that ripened the fruit under ideal conditions. The harvest ended two weeks early with all of our fruit being picked by October 13th, 2007.
The Quilceda Creek 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley (97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot) is a very dense and opulent wine that has amazing concentration and a liqueur-like texture. Classic aromas and flavors of violets, plum, cassis, blackberry and Asian spice cascade over the palate in a delineated fashion, ending in a finish that lasts over a minute.