November 6, 2020 - Penultimate bottle of this evolving, improving Cab from north of Yakima Valley. Dark ruby color. Aromas of plum, blackberry, nutmeg, clay pot. Even better than my last note: full-bodied, developed, balanced. Creamy texture, dark fruit on entry, a hint of salinity and baking spices in the finish, with a backbone of ripe chalky tannins. Going to save my last bottle and drink when this reaches 10 years of age.
October 3, 2020 - Solid. Picked up at local wine shop in “last bottle” bin and it turned out to be a great QPR at $25. Deep dark crimson in color with a soft nose of stewed plums. Chocolate and sweet cherry on the palette and finishes with the it as well. Chocolate covered cherries...
July 5, 2020 - Very good, while I did not keep detailed notes, it was better than the Canoe Ridge Merlot, drank the same evening.
June 7, 2020 - CSM is usually consistent. Washington reds are also usually consistent. Nothing usually real big. Just easy drinking.
October 26, 2019 - fabulous as usual
May 16, 2019 - Served before dinner at restaurant. Quite pleased overall, except for sediment in glass due to bartender's pouring skills, so had to ditch last ounce. The wine was very good, lighter, smooth, fruit tasting very nice and integrated decently to sip and gulp some with ease and pleasure over 45 mins. Seemingly in window to drink, but could prob stand time as well, analysis based on glass poured and fact that bottle was open at bar when served thus having endured prior airtime.
May 2, 2019 - Not test good
April 20, 2019 - Blackberry and cedar on the nose. In the mouth it is a lush wine that coats the mouth with yummy fruit. The oak is there but not overpowering and for those who like a little vanilla in their Cabs you will enjoy this wine. At this price point I say this is a value wine. It could be double the price and it would not surprise me. I will be looking to add more to my cellar.
April 19, 2019 - Day 1: This has been a really solid wine and last bottle. Plum, sour cherry, earth, soy, minerals and pencil lead. The best bottle of this lot from Sid's. Outstanding wine. 93 points
Day 2: Excellent again. Bell pepper, cherry, soy, earth, pencil lead and minerals. Medium plus finish and balanced. It is almost like they put a $60 plus bottle in this one. The best of the Cold Creeks from the vintage I have sampled. 93 points
April 6, 2019 - Day 1: Drinking beautifully on the pop and pour. Red peppers, cherry, dust, spice and blackberries. Moderate tannins and medium plus finish. Should age for another 3 to 5 years. Excellent. 91 points
Day 2: Not as good. Buttery finish which I don't like. Some fruit, oak and vanilla. This needs to be drunk on day 1. 84 points
Recommendation: Drink these up. They are not long term agers at this stage.