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2003 Quilceda Creek - Cabernet Sauvignon Washington Cabernet Sauvignon - USA - Washington - Red

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USA - Washington

Red Cabernet Sauvignon
Producer Notes

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... More »

WA 100
IWC 95(+?)
WS 95
Drink Dates
Comm: 2010-2024 WA: 2013-2028 WS: 2008-2020
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750ml $275.00
1.5L $645.00
7 for sale

IWC 95(+?)
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 129

($93; includes 2% merlot and 1% cabernet franc; mostly from Champoux Vineyard) Deep medium ruby. Very deep aromas of currant, minerals, meat and smoke, with complicating notes of chocolate, tar and pastry dough. Tightly wound, penetrating and powerful, with terrific precision to the flavors of dark fruits, graphite and minerals. A very firmly structured wine that finishes with superb length, verve and grip. A stunning Washington cabernet. Paul Golitzin says to start drinking this in 2010.

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WA 100
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 207
Drink Dates 2013-2028

Another wine I've had multiple times recently, the 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon (97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Merlot) is pure perfection in a glass and yields off-the-hook aromatics of cassis, black raspberries, tobacco leaf, pepper and licorice. Deep, layered and even elegant, with a seamless texture that conceals the sheer wealth of material present, it builds through the mid-palate, possesses huge amounts of extract and masses of polished tannin on the finish. Despite the overall size, it never loses its Cabernet Sauvignon soul and has an almost Bordeaux-like savoriness and tannic frame. Still young (yet gorgeous none the less), it can be enjoyed now or cellared for another 10-15+ years. Drink now-2028.

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WS 95
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2008-2020

Richly layered with gorgeous, focused currant, plum and blackberry fruit, shaded with touches of dusky spice and smoky notes from oak, but it's almost subliminal to the harmonious, seamless fruit character. The wine glides over the palate, submerging its tannins to let the flavors soar. 3,400 cases made.

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Author Vineman
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Tasted On 08/01/2015
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Author Charley
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.317%
Tasted On 11/21/2013
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Not a critical tasting, but very good.

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Author dbudden
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 83.333%
Tasted On 11/01/2013
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Author Michael N594
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.828%
Tasted On 07/03/2012
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Author Southbound Union
Site / Blog  Trust Rating 93.697%
Tasted On 11/22/2011
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Author Tallydoc
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 90.678%
Tasted On 08/11/2010
Drink Dates 2010-2024
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Author Conrad K
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.231%
Tasted On 03/14/2010
Drink Dates 2010-2025

Wow. It's a baby but shows a structure and tremendous fruit that will allow this to age for a long while. Hold.dd

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Author Vino Trader
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 50%
Tasted On 06/05/2009

Well made wine. Give it another 5 - 10 years in the bottle.

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Author Steven H695
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.737%
Tasted On 01/02/2009

A brilliant wine! Big red juicy fruit bomb with a nice smooth and very long finish! It enters my wine hall of fame along with Shafer, Harlan, Phelps Backus, and Araujo.

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120 bottle vintage collection on sale!
I have some great bottles here.  Unfortunately I need the money.  So sad to see them go.  Hopefully someone will give them a good home.  Take a look. Give me an offer.

Created  Apr 30, 2010
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