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Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2004

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"This wine is a blend of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot, and 1% Cabernet Franc which was aged in new French oak for 22 months prior to bottling in July 2006. The 2004 vintage resulted in wines that have stunning aromas, flavors and texture. Juicy blueberries, blackberries, violets, cocoa, and minerals coat the palate with complex layers adding notes of wood smoke and Asian spice. This wine will mature nicely over the next 7-8 years and continue to age gracefully for at least another 10-20 years thereafter. 14.9% 6 bottles 3/21/07 "

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Quilceda Creek Vintners:
Quilceda Creek is dedicated exclusively to the production of world-class Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon. Founded in 1979, Quilceda Creek has had an unbroken string of highly-rated vintages that has led Robert Parker Jr. to name it Washington State’s premier Cabernet Sauvignon producer.

Member Reviews for Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

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Snooth User: Baycruiser1
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5.00 5
07/05/2008

Amazing wine. I tasted it at the release party and found it to be consistent with prior years that got 100 points by Parker. I love the dark cherry flavors and deep, well integrated tannins that coat the mouth. I get blackberries, and a hint of chocolate, and some smoky flavors too. Great wine!


Snooth User: Shortandmad
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5.00 5
09/11/2008

Five glasses


External Reviews for Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

External Review
Source: Epic Cellars
08/29/2011

The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon contains 3% Merlot and 1% Cabernet with the wine sourced from the Champoux, Klipsun, and Taptiel Vineyards. It was aged for 22 months in 100% new French oak. There are 3400 cases produced, most of it sold through the winery s mailing list and the rest in a handful of markets. Opaque purple-colored, it delivers a remarkable array of aromas including pain grille, violets, pencil lead, truffle, Asian spices, black currant, and blueberry. This leads to a lustrous, layered, velvet-textured wine with gobs of spicy, ripe black fruits and beautifully integrated oak, tannin, and acidity. The long, pure finish goes on for well over a minute. It will evolve for a decade and drink well through 2045. I was able to retaste the 2001, 2002, and 2003 vintages and can only say that Monsieur Rovani s notes and scores are right on the bulls-eye.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/20/2012

Medium ruby. Aromas of cassis, black rasperry, smoke, mocha, coffee and tobacco; still a bit suppressed by SO2 Sweeter and fatter today than the 2003, with a distinct chocolatey flavor, but in its muted state this lacks the high notes of the earlier ... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from Washington in USA. 2004 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

Velvety and generous. A supple, insinuating style, with coffee and bittersweet chocolate accents around a beautifully contained core of ripe currant, plum and cherry fruit. Has great presence, balance and harmony. The finish expands impressively agai... Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from Washington in USA. 2004 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 1500ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/24/2012

The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Galitzine Vineyard comes from the fourth leaf of this estate vineyard and is the first release of the wine, made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 22 months in 100% ne... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from Washington in USA. 2004 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Galitzine Vineyard 750ml



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"This wine is a blend of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot, and 1% Cabernet Franc which was aged in new French oak for 22 months prior to bottling in July 2006. The 2004 vintage resulted in wines that have stunning aromas, flavors and texture. Juicy blueberries, blackberries, violets, cocoa, and minerals coat the palate with complex layers adding notes of wood smoke and Asian spice. This wine will mature nicely over the next 7-8 years and continue to age gracefully for at least another 10-20 years thereafter. 14.9% 6 bottles 3/21/07 "

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