Opens beautifully with some sappy blue fruit & savory gamey notes. The nose remains youthful and powerful. Plenty of acidic structure intact here & tannins are silky offering beautiful texture. A very cool vintage, but a wine showing plenty of life ahead. Stellar. — 5 days ago
Very interesting. Yakima Valley fruit. Big aromas of black licorice, leather and earth. Black fruit, licorice and lavender flavors. Long finish, full bodied and powerful, but there is also a finesse to this wine and it does not have the extremely chewy tannins that I was expecting. Petite Verdot is not typically vinified as a single varietal, but this is outstanding. Great effort! — 22 days ago
What a bountiful Merlot. It is a healthy blend of berries with the slight nod to caramel and plums with a bit of tomato sauce. Full bodied & ready for pasta. — 20 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 — 10 days 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. — 6 days ago
Dark cherry. A little green tomato . This is the Cab Franc based Fall Line. Very nice wine — 9 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. — 9 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. — 4 days ago