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2008 Quilceda Creek - Cabernet Sauvignon Galitzine Vineyard

UNITED STATES / WASHINGTON / RED MOUNTAIN
  • 98 WA
  • 95 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 187851-2008
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

    (99% cabernet sauvignon with 1% merlot; all of the Quilceda Creek reds are aged in 100% new French oak): Complex, expressive aromas and flavors of redcurrant, minerals, menthol, smoke and tobacco. Fat, sweet and concentrated, with an almost liqueur-like ripeness to its highly concentrated, palate-saturating flavors. This savory, chewy wine finishes with huge tannins that reach the incisors and lingering notes of blueberry and minerals.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: November/December 2011
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    The 2008 Galitzine Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon contains 1% Merlot. It proffers a brooding aromatic array of toasty oak, Asian spices, incense, a hint of sage, violets, and assorted black fruits. More structured than the preceding wines, |No doubting it's Red Mountain| say the Golitzins, it has plenty of ripe tannin more than balanced by loads of succulent fruit, exceptional density, richness and power.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 98

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    Drink Dates: 2012-2028
    Author: Kenny G
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Fantastic wine. Opened too soon. Think and chewy. Tannins knitting together ok but will be better in a few years. Licorice and leather, softened by blackberry. Long finish. This is a great wine!
    Author: JCashman
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

  • 569 bottles owned
  • 125 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 98
    (Out of 125 collectors)