Red

2006 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 174

  • rmh66 wrote: 96 points

    October 11, 2020 - Black cherry, brambly blackberry, cassis, a line of red cherry, herbs, earth, smoke, chocolate, and a hint of flowers on the nose. Tart cherry, red and black cherry, cassis, a touch of saline, licorice, earth, chocolate, and herbs on the palate. Mouthwatering acidity, integrated tannins, long finish. Somehow manages to keep the alcohol hidden (mostly). Wow, this is the best Quilceda I've had. It's huge but doesn't beat you up. The acidity keeps it relatively elegant, and there's a lot of complexity to keep it interesting.

  • gtm Likes this wine: 97 points

    September 14, 2020 - Drinking Beautifully

  • yaCellar Likes this wine: 95 points

    August 22, 2020 - Just perfect right now. Unsure if it’s the vintage or age, but this is much better drinking at the moment than the 2004.

  • JS1056 wrote: 94 points

    June 8, 2020 - Bottle opened about 4 hours prior to serving. No decant.
    Big nose with dark fruit and a little hot on initial pour. But the alcohol blew off quickly.
    Entering its prime the tannins are present but not overbearing. Rich dark fruit and a hint of eucalyptus (not predominant but definitely there), followed by some cassis. Not yet silky smooth, but there are no hard edges. I think this will continue to evolve, but it is in a great place now.

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  • VINNICK Likes this wine: 93 points

    March 22, 2020 - Powerful yet elegant. Long finish. Lovely to have with and without food. Nice 2 hour decant but I don’t believe it made a huge difference. Toward the end the wine tasted better but don’t they all...solid performance by Quilceda.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2009, IWC Issue #147 (link)

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  • By Sean Sullivan
    10/26/2009 (link) ***** points

    (Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley) When initially opened, the nose is locked up pretty tightly but shows black licorice, sweet oak spices, light herbal notes, and powdered chocolate. Big, intense, and gorgeously structured on what feels like a punch to the palate. Intense layers of fruit and tannins almost overwhelm the senses. After decanting for five to eight hours, mocha powder and dried black cherries also emerge. A richly layered wine with intense cherry flavors. Occasionally shows some alcohol. Champoux, Klipsun, and Taptiel vineyards. Aged in 100% new French oak for 22 months. Bottled August 2008; released in April 2009.

  • By Sean Sullivan
    4/19/2009 (link) ***** points

    (Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley) A dark, brilliant wine. A rich nose with cassis, vanilla, chocolate, and fresh ground pepper. A fair amount of alcohol shows at times, perhaps due to the temperature. Surprising amounts of chocolate and an interesting spice component – nutmeg? Light herbal notes also emerge. Dense and rich. Considerably more integrated than the red wine at present. This is a beautiful wine that perfectly combines power and elegance. Will benefit from significant additional bottle time. 97% Cabernet; 3% Merlot. Champoux, Klipsun, and Taptiel Vineyards. 15.2% alcohol. Sampled at 69 degrees.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • 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 106 (1%)
  • In Cellars 5,244 (60%)
  • Consumed 3,379 (39%)

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