2005 Quilceda Creek - Cabernet Sauvignon Galitzine Vineyard 750ml

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2005 Quilceda Creek - Cabernet Sauvignon Galitzine Vineyard

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International Wine Cellar | 93-96

Bright ruby-red. Multidimensional nose offers blackberry, graphite, violet and dried herbs; boasts floral high tones the 2004 can't match. Wonderfully suave and silky, with superb depth and penetrating sweetness to its black fruit flavors. A step up in the finesse of its grain from the 2004 version. The compelling rising finish features huge but ripe, horizontal tannins that are supported by strength of fruit and superb persistence.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 135

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Wine Advocate | 97

The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Galitzine Vineyard comes from the fifth leaf of this estate vineyard and in this vintage contains 4.5% Merlot. The wine was aged for 22 months in 100% new French oak. Opaque purple-colored, its distinctive aromatics leap from the glass. Toasty oak, scorched earth, a hint of truffle, black cherry, black raspberry, and blackberry liqueur aromas are quite mesmerizing. On the palate, this sizable effort is firm, full-bodied, and structured, demanding 6-8 years of cellaring. It falls a bit short of the flagship Cabernet Sauvignon in terms of complexity but bear in mind that this is still a very young vineyard. It should be hitting its stride by 2015 and remain at that level through 2035.

Drink Dates: 2015-2035
Author: Jay Miller
Issue: 177

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Score: 94
Author: Charley
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 12/24/2012
Drink Dates:
Score: 95
Author: JCashman
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 12/21/2012
Outstanding wine. It was drinking perfectly.
Score: 94
Author: David 429
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 04/20/2011
Drink Dates: 2011-2020
DEEP DARK RUBY RED, BIG NOSE OF RED BERRIES AND LEATHER, SOFT TANNINS THRU THE MIDDLE WITH A LONG AND SATISFYING FINISH.
Score: 98
Author: jaycomny
Trust Rating: 62
Tasted On: 04/06/2009
Score: 97
Author: Hal
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 11/07/2008
Explosive blueberry and jam nose. Incredibly balanced mouth feel. Supple flavors of dark fruit and well integrated oak. Long, long, long finish.
More Vintages and Sizes of Quilceda Creek - Cabernet Sauvignon Galitzine Vineyard:

2010 (750ml)
2007 (750ml)
2004 (750ml)

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