Red

2015 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 28

  • GQG Likes this wine: 96 points

    February 14, 2020 - Somewhat tannic at PnP, but two hours later you'll get a glimpse of what this wine will become over time. My last one was more than a year ago and it has definitely integrated a bit since then. The pure fruit is now showing some expansion on the mid-palate whereas a year ago it was riding the high register. Dark cherry, blueberry, spicy flavors, and refreshing acidity followed by a lengthy finish of tobacco, minerals, and pepper. Decanted for 2 hours.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • gt7868d wrote:

    January 3, 2020 - Really a savory wine. On the nose, deep ripe blackberries followed by lots of savory things like licorice, tobacco, and something herbal like mint and tomato leaf; slight hint of something floral like violets. A monster wine, tannins are high, fairly heavy weight wine.

    5 people found this helpful Comments (1)
  • SlimShaney Likes this wine: 94 points

    December 27, 2019 - Tell tale Quulceda lightness for a bug wine and thankfully that trade mark style is totally present here and there's why I drink it. Though a little dirty on the palate - bot sure how that evolves (disappears?) with age

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • wineotim wrote: 92 points

    November 25, 2019 - Sampled twice at a local store event. I'm not detecting a big and bold wine here like others, more elegance and grace. I would say.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • VINNICK Likes this wine: 96 points

    November 24, 2019 - Boom! Spectacular wine. Beautiful nose, long lengthy palate and looonggg finish. The tannins are still very prevelant so time in the cellar will make this even better. What a pleasure to taste an American wine that actually tastes like the grapes that make it without being adulterated with other flavors. Hats off to this winery. 5 more bottles in the cellar and looking forward to every single one!

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Paul Zitarelli
    Full Pull CVR, 12/4/2018

    (Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley) Hello friends. We have the return today of a holiday-season tradition: our once-a-year shot at accessing the gateway wine into the inimitable Quilceda Creek Vintners. [Note: we’re also going to advocate for an additional parcel of the flagship Cabernet that we originally offered in September. No promises, but if you’re interested, see the bottom of today’s offer, and we’ll do our best to secure more bottles.]Originally offered September 30, 2018. Here are the reviews cited in the original: Wine Enthusiast: Copyrighted material withheld. [Sullivan context note: of the 1,047 Cabernets Sean has reviewed for Wine Enthusiast, this is the single highest-scoring wine of the bunch; there are three 95pt reviews, but no 96ers. All that to say: Sean views this as the finest Washington Cabernet he has tasted in his Enthusiast tenure. High praise indeed.] International Wine Report (Owen Bargreen): “The 2015 Quilceda Creek Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a total beauty and the most compelling red wine that I have tasted from this vintage in Washington. The fruit was sourced from the Champoux (roughly 70% of the fruit), Palengat, Wallula and Lake Wallula Vineyards. While this designates Columbia Valley AVA on the bottle, it is primarily a Horse Heaven Hills wine. This instantly impresses as it begins with inviting aromas of crème de cassis, pencil lead and black tea with a touch of red cherry compote on the nose, which continue to bring you back to the glass. On the palate this is silky smooth, and marvelously coats the mouth with layers of ripe dark fruits. Lightly tannic, the wine slowly unveils blueberry compote, blackberry cobbler, mocha, and crème de cassis flavors that continue to build. There is a seamless quality to this wine really shines through and impresses with every lingering sip. The minerality, weight and overall presentation of the wine is simply astounding, as is the long, lingering finish, which is marked by beautiful ripe black fruits and lovely minerality. This is a truly monumental effort in a vintage that proved to be challenging due to severe heat spikes throughout the summer growing season. Drink 2018-2035. 98pts.” Jeb Dunnuck: Copyrighted material withheld.

  • By Paul Zitarelli
    Full Pull Anniversary Week 1 of 6: Cult Cabernet, 9/30/2018

    (Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley) Hello friends, and thanks for joining us for Anniversary Week! Full Pull launched nearly nine years ago, on October 5, 2009, and we use the occasion of our anniversary week to blast out some of our most compelling offers of the year. Today marks the first of our sextet of Anniversary Week offers, and we’re kicking things off with a doozy; a wine we’ve long coveted but never offered; arguably the most decorated bottling in the history of Washington wine:Originally offered September 30, 2018. Here are the reviews cited in the original: Wine Enthusiast: Copyrighted material withheld. [Sullivan context note: of the 1,047 Cabernets Sean has reviewed for Wine Enthusiast, this is the single highest-scoring wine of the bunch; there are three 95pt reviews, but no 96ers. All that to say: Sean views this as the finest Washington Cabernet he has tasted in his Enthusiast tenure. High praise indeed.] International Wine Report (Owen Bargreen): “The 2015 Quilceda Creek Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a total beauty and the most compelling red wine that I have tasted from this vintage in Washington. The fruit was sourced from the Champoux (roughly 70% of the fruit), Palengat, Wallula and Lake Wallula Vineyards. While this designates Columbia Valley AVA on the bottle, it is primarily a Horse Heaven Hills wine. This instantly impresses as it begins with inviting aromas of crème de cassis, pencil lead and black tea with a touch of red cherry compote on the nose, which continue to bring you back to the glass. On the palate this is silky smooth, and marvelously coats the mouth with layers of ripe dark fruits. Lightly tannic, the wine slowly unveils blueberry compote, blackberry cobbler, mocha, and crème de cassis flavors that continue to build. There is a seamless quality to this wine really shines through and impresses with every lingering sip. The minerality, weight and overall presentation of the wine is simply astounding, as is the long, lingering finish, which is marked by beautiful ripe black fruits and lovely minerality. This is a truly monumental effort in a vintage that proved to be challenging due to severe heat spikes throughout the summer growing season. Drink 2018-2035. 98pts.” Jeb Dunnuck: Copyrighted material withheld.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2015
  • Type Red
  • Producer Quilceda Creek
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Columbia Valley
  • UPC Codes 050832004004, 126783831943

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 174 (2%)
  • In Cellars 8,340 (90%)
  • Consumed 782 (8%)

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