2003 Quilceda Creek Merlot


  • USA
  • Washington
Drink between 2007 - 2016 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 49

  • buckeye76 Likes this wine: 92 points

    September 16, 2019 - Similar notes as previous tastings in 2017. Lots of dark fruits in the nose and flavor. Blueberries, black cherries, currants, blackberries, chocolate, and a touch of spice in the nose. Black cherries. blackberries, black raspberries, chocolate, and a touch of spice in the flavor. Well balanced, medium to full bodied, and a medium to long finish.

  • wine4ever Likes this wine: 93 points

    April 3, 2019 - was singing tonight. In a wonderful spot. Great complexity and balance.

  • akpace wrote: 93 points

    December 14, 2018 - Spice and berry on the nose, complex spice, earth, chocolate, finishing with vanilla and lingering ripe blackberry

  • wine4ever wrote: 91 points

    April 13, 2018 - Huge and complex, modern style. Still drinking great. Give it some time to open.

  • Knicksfan wrote: 92 points

    March 25, 2018 - Still in good balance

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2006, IWC Issue #129 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2005, IWC Issue #123 (link)

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Washington Wine Report

  • By Sean Sullivan
    4/21/2009 (link) ***** points

    (Quilceda Creek Merlot Columbia Valley) Extremely dark in color. A perfumed nose with lilacs, incense, black, syrupy fruit, green peppercorns, and a potpourri of spices. A gorgeous, elegant taste with grainy yet soft tannins. Dense and compact yet beautifully balanced. Lots of blackberry emerges on the nose and blackberry pie on the tastes. Give three plus years. 88% Merlot; 12% Cab Franc. Champoux and Tapteil vineyards. 14.9% alcohol. 400 cases produced. Sampled at 63 degrees.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • Type Red
  • Producer Quilceda Creek
  • Varietal Merlot
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Washington

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 21 (2%)
  • In Cellars 355 (40%)
  • Consumed 507 (57%)

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