Quilceda Creek

Quilceda Creek

Washington Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

1 hour decant (decent chunky/fine sediment). A forbidding still inky dark purplish garnet color. On the nose: Beautiful perfumed notes of dark plum, cedar, vanilla, pine, and herbs. Taste: smooth, rich wine with mouth coating silky tannins, black cherry, black pepper, little dark chocolate, smoke, and a blueberry cedar semi dry finish....slight touch of heat on the end?...a RP 100 pt wine tonight. Cheers! — 2 months ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
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Sharon B

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Sounds delicious!
Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

A great wine
Tom Garland

Tom Garland

@Sharon Bs@Hugh O'Riordan A wonderful wine with some age on it. Cheers!

Quilceda Creek

Galitzine Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Intense and dark fruit with some forest underbrush. Let this baby aerate for awhile to loosen up and then it was quite smooth. — a month ago

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Quilceda Creek

Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Tom Elliot
9.7

First class — 3 months ago

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Quilceda Creek

Horse Heaven Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Not your typical Sauv Blanc. This is really quite complex. — 3 months ago

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Quilceda Creek

Palengat Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

2018 opened Oct 2021. Red raspberries and thyme on the nose. Dried currents on the front that are almost immediately balanced by some flinty notes that tingle on the front of the tongue. On the mid palate it continues with mild red-fruit flavors that are offset by some delicate high notes—that remind me of the smell of the loess that that gets blown off the Horse Heaven Hills on dry summers days. It has a slightly tart finish that lingers—but the satiny tannins offset this zing, and they hold this wine together from beginning to end. I’d want to call the tannic structure “heavy” except that they never come to dominate the tasting experience. This wine is lush and zaftig from start to finish, but its tremendous sophistication offsets any heaviness.

BTW, the fruit (which is subtle to begin with) fades after an hour of decanting. The tannic body opens up (i.e. it gets even smoother and fuller) but some harsh high notes begin to dominate on the finish. Frankly, I like this wine best a half an hour out of the bottle. If an increase in intensity is OK for you, go for a longer decanting. I like it better with less oxygenation. The fact that it gets a bit more intense with decanting makes me wonder if this vintage won’t lose some of its subtlety with aging. I’m not going to be able to resist drinking up my limited allocation, so, l’ll never be able to perform the aging experiment.
— a year ago

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Quilceda Creek

Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

This is much fresher and cleaner that previous vintages. Really exciting. Sweetness balanced by an herbal florality. — a month ago

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Quilceda Creek

Quilceda Creek Red Wine Columbia Valley 2018

A bit of a slow starter but after a couple of hours this one starts to sing. Really impressive winemaking behind this wine. Medium to full bodied. The hang time of these vineyards are really long so the phenolic ripeness is evident. It’s livley, complex with a remarkable intense finish. I get spice, wood, orange peel, mint, pine and an array of berries. Impressive today, probably even more impressive with some additional bottle age. — 3 months ago

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L'Ecole No. 41

Ferguson Vineyard Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2013

Dark Ruby in colour - impenetrable. Blackberry, black fruits generally, raspberry, dusty, touches of tar and menthol. Very rich and ripe on the palate. Very USA in my experience but also very delicious. It never ceases to amaze how Washington state can produce rich ripe wines like this- just like Quilceda Creek. Luscious and seamless. The Walla Walla valley is obviously a great terroir for Cabernet. — 5 months ago

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Jamie Lauder

Jamie Lauder

Glad you are enjoying Washington State wines.
We consider them local here in Vancouver, Canada.
Look for Red Mountain AVA as well.