Drinking nicely right now but I am going to hold off on my remaining bottles for another 3-4 years. Matched up against a 2004 Matriarch and it just did not have the finese the other wine had at this stage. Excellent wine, just hold off if you can!
Purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of flowers, white pepper, plums, currants and a hint of basil oil. Flavors of currants, plums, black berries and black cherries. Medium acidity, firm tannin, full bodied. Drink with air or continue to hold.
Decanted for over four hours, but it'd be better to just let it rest for another 5 years. Rich, smooth flavors and blueberry and plum with some cedar and tobacco notes. Big wine. Very, very good now and I see it only getting better.
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(Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley) Dark in color. As usual almost 100% varietal, Quilceda Creek’s 2009 flagship Cabernet Sauvignon contains aromas of black berry, dark chocolate, cassis, floral notes and a potpourri of spices. The palate is rich, ripe, and concentrated with plush fruit flavors and textured, incredibly refined tannins. A long, vibrant finish. Among the more immediately approachable of the recent releases with a very pretty understateness, this wine still has the stuffing to lay down in the cellar for decades to come. 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Merlot. Champoux, Klipsun, Palengat, and Tapteil vineyards. Aged 22 months in French oak (100% new). 15.2% alcohol. Sampled at 67 degrees.
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