Bought at tasting room. Reddish rose color, excellent clarity. Complex nose, floral, melon, strawberry notes, some sulfite initially. Strawberry and watermelon flavors, minerals on finish, strawberry aftertaste with length. Dry, good acidity, some skin tannin astringency on finish. Flavorful, easy drinking, a tad less astringency and it would be perfect. Almost perfect is still a very nice pour, great value as well. — 13 days ago
I really like this producer. This bottling definitely needs a bit more time. The components are there, but aren’t completely in harmony at this stage. The acidity is crisp & the oak treatment adds some textural complexity. I look forward to seeing where this goes over time. — 16 days ago
The 2016 'CVR' is an absolutely stunning release from Quilceda Creek. It takes on instant appeal, as the nose is very pretty and perfumed with red rose petals that combine with the marvelous dark and blue fruits. The texture is outstanding with a wonderfully rich and polished mouthfeel. Delicious flavors of ripe red, dark and blue fruit combine with a touch of chocolate to envelope the palate heading into the long finish. While this is already remarkable in its youth, it should also cellar well over the next ten to fifteen years. Drink 2020-2032- 93 — 6 days ago
Mainly Cabernet Sauvignon (46%) and Merlot (36%) the 2014 Columbia Crest ‘Walter Clore Private Reserve’ Red Wine is a gorgeous wine that is showing marvelously at five years of age. Coming from an exceedingly warm vintage in Washington, the spicy tones and deep core of dark fruit aromas mingle nicely in the glass. Generous and showing a plush texture, this has wonderful length with blackberry pie, cigar box, anise, Turkish coffee and shades of blueberry compote. The long finish lingers. Spectacular now, this beautiful wine will cellar well for the next fifteen years. Drink 2019-2033- 93 — 11 days ago
Dark ruby/Inky in color with a short reddish rim.
Great fruity nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, black currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, chocolates, mocha, coffee, black pepper, earth and light vegetables.
Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, plums, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, earth, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha and coke.
Nice spicy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This 5 year old Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon is always enjoyable. Well balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.
Needs a couple of hours to open up properly and show the complexity, but good right out of the bottle.
Wine Spectator 90 points.
This is a very nice wine for under $20.
I paired it with a cheese plate and fresh fruits.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$16. — 5 days ago
Inky purple-red, highly extracted pigment. Black currant, briar and spearmint notes in nose. Cherry and black currant flavors, butter in finish, some fine-grained skin astringency as well. Raisin and tar emerge after 90 minutes. Nice complexity if you give it time, not soft or polished but a solid red with character. — 19 hours ago
Revisiting same vintage six months later. Messed up a bit here; flavors after an hour push toward cherry with a hint of black pepper, black olive pit and soapiness on finish, and a solid tannin core that slowly softens. There’s a hint of spearmint in there as well. All in all, not so different from my previous tasting notes. — 3 days ago