Red

2012 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Galitzine Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
  • Red Mountain
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Community Tasting Notes 19

  • SMHalps Likes this wine: 95 points

    October 11, 2019 - My first of 6 bottles purchased directly from the winery. Opened, but not decanted, for over an hour before pouring. This was by far the youngest wine of the night, and because of that, we had it last. Really enjoyable. Long finish. Years of life ahead of this. It still tastes very young, I think it will benefit from a few more years of bottle age.

  • mikemboutiquewines wrote: 97 points

    August 11, 2019 - Consistent with my last note, except even a little better!

  • mats13 Likes this wine: 94 points

    July 31, 2019 - Sadly the restaurant didn't allow me to give this to them in advance to decant so we only caught the tail end of the bottle in it's more evolved state. Classic Cab with plenty of structure in a medium body - will last another 20 yrs easy.

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  • sirpat007 Likes this wine: 95 points

    April 15, 2019 - Tasted double-blind, P&P first and then kept in the decanter for 2+h. Dark, very ripe fruit. Black cherry confit. Lots of herbs which drop through to the layered palate. Refreshing mint, sweet savoury, wet earth and black tea expand the complexity scale. High intensity from the beginning all the way to the end. Lots of tannins but polished and match the high levels of acidity and alcohol perfectly well. Defined, complex, great structure and super fresh at that (maybe a bit too fresh even?). Over time more sweet aromatics in the nose in a surprisingly light costume. A strong product, but in my view cannot keep up with the Quilceda Cab 2012 I tasted recently from the same source (hardcore-decanter Cailles, check out on CT) which I preferred for the bigger bang.

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  • Cailles wrote: 95 points

    April 14, 2019 - Although the tannins are fine and well encapsulated by the masses of fruit this wine is still very young. But paired with some meat and gravy it preformed quite well. Nice complexity, good balance. Very hedonistic. In 5 or 10 years this could be amazing, all the components for greatness are there. It has the opulence of a new world wine but has a darker, fresher fruit profile and more spices than most valley floor Napa's. I'm a fan.

    TN: Tons of blackberries, dark cherries, blueberries, chocolate, mint, wet forest floor, fresh herbs, a nice spicy note, hints of graphite (although I would have wished for a bit more mineralité). A wall of very fine tannins and perfectly-well integrated acidity to keep all the aromatic pressure in check. Very well delineated. Still a bid wild but on a path to become great.

    Decanting: Got roughly 2 hours in the decanter which was good but if you have ample time I would still suggest to decant it for 8+ hours.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Washington Turns Up the Heat (Nov 2015), 11/1/2015 (link)

    (Quilceda Creek Vintners Cabernet Sauvignon Galitzine Vineyard Washington) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Quilceda Creek
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Galitzine Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Red Mountain
  • UPC Code 784585014101

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  • Pending Delivery 38 (1%)
  • In Cellars 3,243 (84%)
  • Consumed 602 (16%)

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