Just not as impressed with this wine as the rest of you have been. I've tried over and over to really like this wine. It is a good wine, but that's it. Medium body, dark cherry fruit, spicy. It lacks depth, acidity, and alcohol lingers too much on the finish.
At first pour, it was strong in oak and alcohol. Not much fruit initially. Settled down over an hour or so in the decanter/glass. Smooth, oak and alcohol dissipated. Still not a lot of fruit, but still good.
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(Quilceda Creek Red Wine Columbia Valley) Very dark in color. A rich, opulent nose with toasted oak aromas and dark syrupy fruit. As the wine opens, earth, violets, lavendar, blueberry, and blackberry emerge. A gauzy, rich taste that effortlessly hangs on and on. Son of the best wine I have tasted. For the price a simply outrageous wine. 81% Cabernet; 13% Cab Franc; 6% Merlot. Champoux, Ciel du Cheval, Galitzine, Klipsun, and Tapteil vineyards. 14.9% alcohol. 2,100 cases produced.
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