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1997 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Washington

  • 94 WA
  • 89 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 57265-1997-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    Bright medium ruby. Subdued, rather grapey aromas of sweet, sexy French oak, mocha and baking spices. Rich, fat and chewy; broad, concentrated and deep, even if it doesn't have the urgent primary fruit or sweetness of the '98. Finishes with sweet, even tannins that really spread out horizontally over the palate.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: September/October 2001
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

    Ripe in flavor, open in texture, with a real sense of elegance surrounding the juicy currant, mint and sweet spice flavors that echo nicely on the round finish. 1,600 cases made.
    Author: Harvey Steiman
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    The 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon was fashioned from 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc. It offers a boisterous rosemary and black fruit-scented nose. Big, broad, and chewy, this medium to full-bodied wine is packed with black fruits, spices, and hints of tar. It is masculine, concentrated, and in need of cellaring.
    Author: Pierre Rovani
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    Author: G Wood
  • Self | Rating: 5

    Author: Brenda
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: Mcaz
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Very round, large frame but quite delicious
    Drink Dates: 2005-2020
    Author: Reed D
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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In a state most often associated with rain and apples, vineyards occupy more land each year. Nearly all of this vineyard expansion has taken place in the eastern part of the state, where arid, almost desert-like conditions prevail. Winters are harsh and frost is always a threat, but such conditions, along with sandy soils, have allowed most Washington vines to grow on their own rootstocks—a rarity among wine regions throughout the world. 

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 358 bottles owned
  • 100 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 96
    (Out of 100 collectors)