Red

2005 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 215

  • Redteeth wrote:

    September 24, 2020 - this bottle was not decanted. The wine was really nice with rich Cabernet Sauvignon flavors and good structure with balanced oak. The cork was in very good shape. I expect this vintage should last for several more years if stored properly. But it is very enjoyable now.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • mdvillaverde Likes this wine: 94 points

    August 8, 2020 - I let it breathe for 2 hours. Drank over 1.5. In a perfect place eight now. Lots of heat on the fleshy Washingtom state nose. Slightly elevated acidity, but not over the top. Medium bodied fruit. Sour cherry and cedar notaes. Was at its best right after my meal so probably best paired with a dish.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • phandley66 Likes this wine: 97 points

    August 2, 2020 - Beautiful wine. Very Bordeaux in style. Thick, lucious wine. Lots of black fruit. Welll balanced, long finish. Still plenty of life left in this wine.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • bubbachumps wrote: 97 points

    June 20, 2020 - Amazing nose. Blackberry, dark licorice, earth and a touch of anise. Wonderfully precise on the palate with layers upon layrs of flavor. Still has the structure to improve, but absolutely wonderful now. Very smooth finish. just entering peak drinking window. Delish! Birth year wine to celebrate my daughter on her 15th birthday!

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • La Cave d'Argent Likes this wine: 96 points

    June 11, 2020 - From a bottle purchased upon release and cellared in pristine fashion, this wine was double-decanted, allowing three hours in decanter prior to funneling back into the rinsed bottle. It was then consumed over an additional two hours in a restaurant. A full-bodied blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Merlot that was aged for 22 months in 100% new French oak, it retains a youthful deep ruby/red robe. Teeming with black cherry and dark bramble fruit, it is impressively ripe but retains plenty of balance to keep it from teetering over the edge. Adding notes of espresso, truffles, mulling spices, pipe tobacco and dark chocolate, it stays fresh and focused throughout the mid-palate. The wine's plentiful silky-textured tannins are well-woven, which is also the case with respect to its alcohol (when appropriately served at 60-65°F). Closing with excellent length, this is a classic beauty with plenty of life ahead. Drink now-2035.

    4 people 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 86 (1%)
  • In Cellars 7,183 (62%)
  • Consumed 4,311 (37%)

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

99% Like It  82 votes

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