Red

1998 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • Washington
Drink between 2006 - 2019 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 175

  • phandley66 Likes this wine: 92 points

    June 6, 2020 - Drinking perfectly. Decanted for about 2 hours and had with a grilled ribeye. Graphite and black cherries on the nose. If tasted blind, would have pegged it as left bank Bordeaux. Probably at or close to peak. If I had a criticism, it’s a bit thin on the finish but overall excellent. Wonderful wine.

  • hsacks Likes this wine: 93 points

    May 22, 2020 - Dark garnet color. Aromas of black cherries, red currants, graphite and tobacco. Ripe, well-structured, medium-bodied fruit in the mouth with excellent depth and length and still noticeable ripe tannins. Nicely supple and lingering on the palate. This delicious wine evolved into a complex, very balanced California Cabernet that was a stellar match with a grilled rib eye steak. At peak, with maybe a prime drinking window of another 2-4 years.

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  • Redteeth wrote:

    March 22, 2020 - Drank my last bottle. This cork was better than the last one but showing signs of age. The wine was quite nice but very tight, even after decanting twice. About half the bottle remained after the first evening and consumed the next evening. It was much more enjoyable on the second day with rich, mature fruit and mellowed tannins emerging.

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  • tomlee wrote: 94 points

    December 31, 2019 - Crimson in color. 14.4% ABV. Stunning nose of red fruits, leather, cedar and mint. Soft, supple and plush. Exceptional mouthfeel with warm, caressing fruit. Currants, cassis liqueur, spiced plums, mint and smoke on the palate. The finish is long and seamless with ever so silky tannins. Gorgeous Cabernet that presents in an old school way when compared to the more versions circa 2002 and beyond. Just a pleasure to drink on the eve of New Years Eve. Best over the next 1-2 years.

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  • jcorsico Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 31, 2018 - Ready to drink now. Tannins have largely faded and the wine comes across as soft and smooth. A bit of barnyard funk / manure, which came through clearly across all three bottles that I opened. Decanting for an hour helped smooth everything out even more. A fair amount of sediment in the bottle.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    September/October 2001, IWC Issue #98 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    September/October 2001, IWC Issue #98 (link)

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

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    September/October 2000, IWC Issue #92 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    8/28/2005 (link) 87 points

    (Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon) Vanilla, mint, oak nose; very tannic, cassis, caramel palate; medium finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1998
  • Type Red
  • Producer Quilceda Creek
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Washington
  • UPC Code 126783831943

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 12 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,187 (54%)
  • Consumed 1,018 (46%)

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