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Community Tasting Notes (21) Avg Score: 89.2 points

  • dark red color, dark berry and current nose, medium weight, boysenberry/black raspberry fruit, slightly tannic, acidity OK with a medium length pleasant finish. Probably good for a few years but we plan to drink up our last two bottles soon.

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  • alas, the 98's are tapped out...

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  • I'm having a bit of a heart-wrenching couple weeks because I've finally set aside all the wines in my cellar that aret technically past their prime and am trying to go through them before they pass over to the other side. This Quilceda, in particular, is hard because it's the first Quilceda Creek that I could get my hands on and the wine that turned me on to them (well, that and all the crazy ratings and attention, but that is a much less compelling story). It's still a very good wine. A bit steely and metallic, but lively fruit and acidity still, with a touch of nutmeg, spice and chocolate. Has some leather on the nose as well. All in all, going to be sad to see this one gone. Cheers, '98.

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  • Dark purple color with a beautiful nose of cassis and a nice floral element. Rich black fruit pofile on the palate with nice acidity and freshness. Beautifully balanced with nice secondary notes of dark chocolate and a touch of black pepper. Medium length finish with fully resolved tannins. Not a blockbuster but a well made wine with old world syle and elegance. Would love to own more but sadly this was my last bottle of a really good wine.

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  • Pop & pour, but only had a glass on day 1, re-capped and opened again on day 2. Very well-integrated, with great blackberry fruit, earthiness, and pepper. Nice acidity, with very lush mouthfeel. A bit bitterness on the finish, but all-around very enjoyable.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    September/October 2001, IWC Issue #98, (See more on Vinous...)

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