2004 Quilceda Creek - Merlot Columbia Valley 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine

International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

($72; contains 12.5% cabernet franc) Good saturated medium ruby. Very sexy aromas of blackberry, cassis, black truffle, cocoa powder and smoked meat (very Taransaud!). Fat, lush and rich; a compellingly full Washington State merlot with uncanny thickness to its flavor of sweet black raspberry. Finishes with lush, broad tannins and lovely length.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 135

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Average rating: 94, based on 1 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

620 bottles owned by 186 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: Merlot

Merlot shares many of the same profile descriptors as Cabernet Sauvignon including plum, blackberry, chocolate and mocha. Bordeaux's Right Bank, such as in Pomerol and St.-Emilion, is the traditional home to this red grape, but it is grown all over the world. Merlot is either bottled on its own or is blended with other red grapes.

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