Red

2015 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 54

  • Dennis W D Likes this wine: 94 points

    July 30, 2021 - Wonderful. Still a bit tannic at first. Could probably cellar a few more years.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • TXRDW wrote: 94 points

    July 3, 2021 - Always a solid, go-to wine. Luscious dark fruit, notes of pepper & spice, amazing tannins with a very long finish. Hard for me to be patient enough with this wine to properly age as I tend to grab a QC whenever in need of a solid pick from my cellar.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • VINNICK Likes this wine: 94 points

    June 27, 2021 - Always a pleasure to drink. Drinking beautifully right now. Bought a 6 pack a few years ago and no regrets after having 3.

  • Colorado3G Likes this wine: 93 points

    June 27, 2021 - This is a big full bodied wine that needs some air. I think it's just entering it's drinking window and will only improve and evolve for many years to come.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • AGELVIS Likes this wine: 94 points

    June 21, 2021 - One hour decant. Black cherry, black currant, cassis, saddle leather, forest floor, and red apple on the nose. Smooth, dry, muscular nose, with a hint of menthol. Full tannins on the longish finish. Great dinner with Mark1NPT and our lady friends.

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  • By Tina Gellie
    Washington Best Buys, 12/1/2019 (link)

    (Quilceda Creek, Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, Horse Heaven Hills, Washington, USA, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Hemming MW
    2/27/2019 (link)

    (Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Focus on Washington: The New Normal (Nov 2018), 11/1/2018 (link)

    (Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Washington Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson
    10/12/2018 (link)

    (Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Latest Releases from Washington State, 4/5/2018 (link)

    (Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon) Subscribe to see review text.

Full Pull

  • 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 000004041627, 050832004004, 126783831943

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 139 (1%)
  • In Cellars 9,403 (84%)
  • Consumed 1,632 (15%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

hamburger, prime rib, Steak

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