This is absolutely superb right now. P&P and consumed over 2 hours. Perfectly balanced notes of cassis, black cherry, ripe raspberry, hints of tart blueberry, wild strawberry, subtle spice, a whispery hint of leather, and just stunning balance and finish. In a blind tasting against much higher priced WA and CA Cabs and Bordeaux blends, this wine would do extremely well. Killer QPR, sorry it's my last but I'll have to look for more.
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(Quilceda Creek Red Wine Columbia Valley) Dark and inky in color. Almost opaque. Abundant dark fruit, including black currant and blackberry jam, along with spice and oak. Touches of vanilla and light perfume. A thick, gripping wine with a strong tannin lick and a gigantic mid-palate loaded with fruit and spice. Lots of oak notes on the nose. Alcohol comes through occasionally as well. One year in the bottle. Still fairly closed at the moment. Decant extensively before consuming or wait 3-5 years. Tasted twice with consistent notes. 77% Cabernet; 10% Cab Franc; 10% Merlot; 2% Petit Verdot; 1% Malbec. 15.2% alcohol. Sampled at 65 degrees.
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