Red

2005 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 173

  • EvanRose Likes this wine: (96 points)

    October 9, 2017 - Solid fruit, good oak, layer upon layer of flavor , soft tannins

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Burgundy Al wrote:

    September 3, 2017 - Pre-Labor Day Cabernet Dinner (Casa de la Mata - Chicago IL): Tasted double blind. Very fat and rich with good concentration, but also sweeter fruit than I would prefer. A bit of coca-cola coming through. I can fully appreciate why people would enjoy this wine, but it isn't my preferred style. My least favorite of the flight, group's #4/6.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • SlimShaney Likes this wine: (98 points)

    July 19, 2017 - The purity is haunting. Haunting. So pure. So perfectly textured. Big but then vanishing effortlessly. Like silouhette? Like lace lingerie? Just so perfectly textured and delicate. Effortless sexy. No, beautiful. Like the perfect simplicity of water, but applied to wine.

    After an hour any vegetal mineral aftertaste (scoring it 98) fades to blueberries (99) but despite a massive temptation for a 99, I end up a 98 (on and off there's a vegetale component).

    I haven't had a Quilceda in several years and had high expectations, which it lived up to and possibly exceeded.

    Coinciding perfectly with my 800th CT score. Today I visited one of my wine storage sites (Irvine, CA) where I have several hundred bottles and chose this as the first to drink, with a steak at Mortons Anaheim.

    PS in 800 CT reviews the only other wines of this haunting purity I encountered were the Lafite 1995, the Mouton 2006 and the Astralis 2005.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • nywine68 wrote: (96 points)

    July 15, 2017 - Gorgeous wine. Still an infant. Big tannic backbone but something that will undoubtedly mellow with age. The depth of flavors is incredible. Ripe prunes and blackberries with a hint of licorice. The wine coats your mouth and the finish lasts forever.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • night train Likes this wine: (95 points)

    July 10, 2017 - Same score as I posted in 2009. Wasn't able to decant this one, so it evolved quite slowly. Initially, it had a great nose, a great finish, and not much in between. After a couple hours of air, it began to show its stuff. Very elegant, and the heat was not noticeable. Still has some tannins and good structure, but it was beautifully balanced. Cassis and plums on the nose. Same on the palate, with hints of cedar and leather. Great, rich mouthfeel. Very good, but not bodacious finish. Super!

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • 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 Code 126783831943

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 104 (1%)
  • In Cellars 7,237 (67%)
  • Consumed 3,395 (32%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

filet mignon, Lamb Chops, Len n Kathy's, New York Strip with all the fixings on the patio overlooking the Deschutes River

Who Likes This Wine

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