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2007 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Galitzine Vineyard

  • 97 WA
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 187851-2007

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($98; 15.2% alcohol) Full medium ruby. Lovely aromatic lift to the aromas of berries, pepper and cocoa powder. Lush on entry, then less sweet and rich in the middle-more muscular-than the flagship cabernet sauvignon. There's impressive density to the crushed berry and graphite flavors, but today this solidly structured wine's substantial mounting tannins are a bit youthfully aggressive. A classic example of Red Mountain cabernet, in need of at least several years of bottle aging and built for a long life in bottle.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: November/December 2010
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    The 2007 Galitzine Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon contains 1% Petit Verdot. It offers up a splendid bouquet of toasty new oak, earth notes, espresso, incense, blackberry, and plum. A bit more structured than the Palengat cuvee, it is slightly denser, layered, and intense. This very lengthy effort will benefit from 5-7 years of cellaring and will offer a drinking window extending from 2015 to 2037.
    Author: Jay Miller
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: JCashman
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Author: Ben Rhodes
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: G
  • Self | Rating: 96

    For the lord's b-day, and a good excuse to drink wine, we had the 02 Montelena Estate, the 05 Quilceda Creek Cabernet and the 07 Quilceda Creek Galitzine Vineyard. A big ask, given that there were 3.5 drinkers, but we persevered. First, let me say all three were terrific. Out of the bottle, with about 30 minutes of decanting, the Montelena had more finesse and was more delicate. Between the Quilceda's, the Galitzine was bitter. I opened both about 2.5 hours before we started drinking. At four hours, both seemed to be getting better. Trend, by all, is that as we moved into food (roast, m&c, and veggies ' big stuff), all the wines were terrific. Not a hint of age on any. Great night for wine. Going 96 across the board, would be difficult for me to favor one over another. Thank you, baby Jesus.
    Author: Charley
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Licorice and raisin notes on the nose. Tobacco and leather as well. Long finish. This has many years to develop. Really, really good.
    Drink Dates: 2015-2025
    Author: JCashman
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Purple-hued ruby. Spicy, new oak, white pepper, dark berries, leather, roasted coffee, sweet up front with a robust somewhat drying mid-palate, turning just a bit chewy before lingering for a medium to long finish. Decant or wait a few years. Lots of structure here.
    Drink Dates: 2014
    Author: WineDoc
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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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 604 bottles owned
  • 141 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 141 collectors)