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2007 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley

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  • Matt Scott wrote: 100 points

    May 28, 2010 - Decanted for three hours, five times in a very gentle way. Purple and black core with an almost garnet/purple rim. This wondrous and enamoring wine possesses the aromatics of legends: Blackberry jam, cassis liquor, rose petals, candied blueberries, rubbed river stones, cigar box complexity and vanilla bean. The descriptors are endless and the palate is mind-numbing. Very full-bodied with the utmost elegance. The complexity is delineated and the finish is over a minute. This has a freshness on the end that leaves you craving the next sip. Your mouth is coated with the most profound encompassing effect. The '05 is also a 100 pt wine, yet this could be even better. The tannins are round and copious with a soft end. I really can't get over the freshness. The best American Cab that I've ever had. She is hibernating and will out last me. It's not monolithic so much as it is honed. Probably the most elegant Quilceda that I've ever had. Paul and Alex call it their possible best. I think that they are on to something. It's also quite possibly a top 10 wine of a lifetime (with '89 Haut-Brion, '86 Mouton, '82 Las Cases, '95 Margaux, '05 Las Cases, '05 L'evangile, '05 Quilceda Creek, '01 D'Yquem and '00 Lafite). Get it while you can and let her slumber. A level of patience will be highly rewarded. Trust me..... Drink 2017 -.

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1 Comment

  • D.Callahan commented:

    9/2/10, 3:46 PM - When you said "Decanted for three hours, five times in a very gentle way." What exactly did you mean? Did you pour it into a decanter and back into the bottle 5 different times over the course of 3 hours or did you do the 5 decantings one after the other then let it sit for 3 hours? I have 3 and I'm trying to decide if I want to commit infanticide on one or not.

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