Tasted at a party. Got a decent taste of this. I recall not thinking highly of this wine at the release. My mind was changed with this taste. Very rich with nice complexity on the nose and palate. One of the wines of the night for me.
Decanted for an hour. Probably the best bottle of QC cabernet that I've had - maybe because we tend to open them too early. Big flavors of cherry, blackberry, chocolate, and oak, with some tobacco flavor adding to the mix. Tannins are still a bit drying on the back end, but the wine was softer and smoother than other QCs that we have had. Everyone really liked it.
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(Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley) Dark in color. Rich aromas of blackberries, mocha, licorice, earth, and spice. An opulent, expansive wine that opens up and spreads out across the palate. Beautifully structured with the tannins to go the distance. Capped off by an extended finish. 98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Merlot. Champoux, Klipsun, and Taptiel vineyards. Aged 22 months in 100% new French oak. 15.2% alcohol. Sampled at 68 degrees.
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