2006 Quilceda Creek - Columbia Valley Red 750ml

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2006 Quilceda Creek - Columbia Valley Red

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International Wine Cellar | 89

Good deep ruby-red. Nose dominated by cassis, mocha and nutty oak. Broad, lush and sweet; more red than black in its fruit character than this producer's other 2006s, with the nutty oak component carrying through. Pliant in mouth feel and nicely sweet on the palate-coating finish, which features rather soft tannins. I'd enjoy this wine in the near term.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: 147

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Wine Advocate | 92

There are 2200 cases of the 2006 Red Wine, a blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot, and the balance Petit Verdot and Malbec. While not at the quality level of the top wines, it is a fine introduction to the house style at a very fair price. Dark ruby-colored, it displays a bouquet of cigar box, pencil lead, violets, black currant, and a hint of licorice. Medium to full-bodied, intensely fruited, and with enough structure to evolve for 2-3 years, this lengthy effort will drink well from 2011 to 2018.

Drink Dates: 2011-2018
Author: Jay Miller
Issue: 185

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Wine Spectator | 94

Very ripe and generous. Not a big wine, but brims with plum, currant, black olive, cedar and roasted meat flavors, all playing against crisp tannins and lingering on the tight finish. Needs time in the cellar in order to open and flourish.

Drink Dates: 2012-2020
Author: Harvey Steiman


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Score: 92
Author: JCashman
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 09/28/2013
Blackberry and chocolate notes. Integrated fruit and tannins. Really good wine and well priced if you get it at the list price.
Score: 92
Author: Southbound Union
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 03/18/2012
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Score: 95
Author: Brenda
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 12/02/2011
Score: 91
Author: Lawrence
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 10/30/2011
Score: 93
Author: David 429
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 06/17/2010
Drink Dates: 2010-2020
A beautiful deep dark ruby red color, nose of huge berries and cassis, with an absolutely wonderful soft tannins well integrated, finish lasts for more than one minute. A stunning wine for the money.
More Vintages and Sizes of Quilceda Creek - Columbia Valley Red:

2011 (750ml)
2010 (750ml)
2009 (750ml)
2008 (750ml)
2007 (750ml)
2005 (750ml)
2004 (750ml)
2002 (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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