2003 Quilceda Creek - Cabernet Sauvignon Washington 750ml

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2003 Quilceda Creek - Cabernet Sauvignon Washington

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International Wine Cellar | 95(+?)

($93; includes 2% merlot and 1% cabernet franc; mostly from Champoux Vineyard) Deep medium ruby. Very deep aromas of currant, minerals, meat and smoke, with complicating notes of chocolate, tar and pastry dough. Tightly wound, penetrating and powerful, with terrific precision to the flavors of dark fruits, graphite and minerals. A very firmly structured wine that finishes with superb length, verve and grip. A stunning Washington cabernet. Paul Golitzin says to start drinking this in 2010.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 129

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Wine Advocate | 100

Another wine I've had multiple times recently, the 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon (97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Merlot) is pure perfection in a glass and yields off-the-hook aromatics of cassis, black raspberries, tobacco leaf, pepper and licorice. Deep, layered and even elegant, with a seamless texture that conceals the sheer wealth of material present, it builds through the mid-palate, possesses huge amounts of extract and masses of polished tannin on the finish. Despite the overall size, it never loses its Cabernet Sauvignon soul and has an almost Bordeaux-like savoriness and tannic frame. Still young (yet gorgeous none the less), it can be enjoyed now or cellared for another 10-15+ years. Drink now-2028.

Drink Dates: 2013-2028
Issue: 207

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Wine Spectator | 95

Richly layered with gorgeous, focused currant, plum and blackberry fruit, shaded with touches of dusky spice and smoky notes from oak, but it's almost subliminal to the harmonious, seamless fruit character. The wine glides over the palate, submerging its tannins to let the flavors soar. 3,400 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2008-2020
Author: Harvey Steiman


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Score: 96
Author: Charley
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 11/21/2013
Drink Dates:
Not a critical tasting, but very good.

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Score: 98
Author: dbudden
Trust Rating: 83
Tasted On: 11/01/2013

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Author: Michael N594
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 07/03/2012
Drink Dates:
excellent!

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Score: 96
Author: Southbound Union
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 11/22/2011
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Author: Tallydoc
Trust Rating: 92
Tasted On: 08/11/2010
Drink Dates: 2010-2024

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More Vintages and Sizes of Quilceda Creek - Cabernet Sauvignon Washington:

2002 (1.5L)
2002 (750ml)
2001 (750ml)
2000 (1.5L)
2000 (750ml)
1999 (750ml)
1996 (750ml)
1995 (750ml)

About This Producer


No Washington winery commands more attention from wine collectors than Quilceda Creek, with repeated 100-point scores and subsequent appreciating bottle value. Since 1978, the Alex Golitzin and his son Paul have been lauded for their flagship Cabernet Sauvignon, which is elevated by the Bordelais practice of declassification of up to one third of production into a second label each year. The fruit for their 4,000-case production is sourced from the finest vineyards on the far side of the Cascade Mountains, and the Golitzins are meticulous in their oversight of the viticultural practices. Driven to produce the greatest wine possible, Alex and Paul "know what they want in a wine and what to do to get it."

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