Probably drank this a year early, as it seems like it still could develop a bit more in the bottle. But that being said, it was great. Lots of Blueberry and some other dark berry fruits. There was a lot going on here, after you got past the initial hit of fruit. Long finish. Definitely different than the big Napa Cabs.
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!
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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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