2003 Quilceda Creek - Cabernet Sauvignon Washington 750ml

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 100

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.

Drink Dates: 2013-2028
Issue: 207

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95(+?)

($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.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 129

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

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.

Drink Dates: 2008-2020
Author: Harvey Steiman


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Collector Reviews For This Wine


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Author: Michael N594
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 07/03/2012
Drink Dates:
excellent!

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Rating:
Author: Tallydoc
Trust Rating: 91
Tasted On: 08/11/2010
Drink Dates: 2010-2024

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Rating: 98
Author: dbudden
Trust Rating: 83
Tasted On: 11/01/2013

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Rating: 96
Author: Charley
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 11/21/2013
Drink Dates:
Not a critical tasting, but very good.

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Rating: 96
Author: Southbound Union
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 11/22/2011
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Average rating: 97, based on 8 reviews
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6622 bottles owned by 1371 collectors.

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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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Wine Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon


Cabernet Sauvignon is perhaps the world's best known red variety, with its full-bodied, intense profile. An offspring of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, it is the primary grape of Bordeaux's Left Bank (Medoc and Graves regions) and the Napa Valley, but can be found growing all over the world. Typical descriptors for Cabernet Sauvignon are cassis, cedar, mint, black pepper, eucalyptus, and pencil lead.

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