2009 Quilceda Creek - (CVR) Columbia Valley Red 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

(cabernet sauvignon with 15% merlot, 2% cabernet franc and 1% petit verdot): Good deep ruby-red. Very ripe aromas of berries, chocolate and sexy spices; verging on exotic. Fat and sweet, with plenty of depth and a hint of surmaturite to the fruit and sandalwood flavors. Finishes with very suave, dusty, chocolatey tannins, a note of graphite and showy new oak. This very ripe, plump wine will offer plenty of early appeal.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 165

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

Quilceda Creek's 2009 Red Wine - which includes 15% of Merlot and near-negligible amounts of Malbec, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc - nicely integrates preserved walnut, toasted pecan, and green herbal elements into a matrix of cocoa powder, chocolate syrup, and confitured dark berries. There is a hint of heat to the finish of this plush, plump offering, but neither that nor the wines torrefied elements detract from a torrent of sweet berry juiciness, nor preclude a sense of energy and a dynamic interaction of myriad elements. I suspect, based on intuition as well as reliable reports - although I have scarcely any personal experience as yet with older Quilceda Creek wines - that this will remain well worth following for at least a decade.

Drink Dates: 2012-2022
Author: David Schildknecht
Issue: 204

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

Pure and impressively expressive, with focused currant, plum, blackberry and black olive aromatics turning on the palate to a more complex profile, weaving in coffee, crème brûlée and chai tea notes, all wrapped in a polished texture. The finish doesn't want to quit.

Drink Dates: 2015-2024
Author: Harvey Steiman


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Customer Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 91
Author: JCashman
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 12/27/2014
Really nice wine for the price. Licorice and leather. Smooth finish. Ready to drink now but might soften a bit with age.

Rating: 92
Author: Southbound Union
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 12/21/2014
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Author: cglass80
Trust Rating: 86
Tasted On: 02/02/2014
tastes like a seahawks victory

Rating: 92
Author: CBS Wine
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 07/01/2013
Drink Dates: 2013-2020

Rating: 89
Author: Jeffrey M989
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 04/10/2013
Very soft and round, with a "sweet" mouthfeel. A nice quaff, but didn't seem to have much complexity

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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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