Quilceda Creek

Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.457 ratings
9.312 pro ratings
Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

Very deep crimson in colour. Savoury aromatic black plum notes. Medium to full bodied with medium plus intensity. The feature of this wine is the supple silky palate. There are some oaky nuances but altogether well integrated. As I have said in previous notes regarding Quilceda Creek it does not have particularly Cabernet descriptors and to be honest not sure I would pick it as a Cabernet in a blind tasting , but, as always, it remains a wonderful red wine. Next one in 2 to 3 years.

Very deep crimson in colour. Savoury aromatic black plum notes. Medium to full bodied with medium plus intensity. The feature of this wine is the supple silky palate. There are some oaky nuances but altogether well integrated. As I have said in previous notes regarding Quilceda Creek it does not have particularly Cabernet descriptors and to be honest not sure I would pick it as a Cabernet in a blind tasting , but, as always, it remains a wonderful red wine. Next one in 2 to 3 years.

Dec 9th, 2019
James Parker Huston, CWE

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

9.8

Shafer and Colgin stole the show, but this wine will go the distance.

Shafer and Colgin stole the show, but this wine will go the distance.

1 person found it helpfulOct 4th, 2014
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.5

Baked blackberries, black plum, dark cherries, ripe strawberries paint the background, black raspberries, spice-box, nutmeg, unbelievable soft fine minerals, rich black but dry earth, a touch of black tar and an elegant rich long finish you won't forget. If you thought Washington couldn't rival Napa Cabernet, you need to try this wine, Leonetti or any another fine producer of Washington Cabernet. Still needs another 5 years in bottle.

Baked blackberries, black plum, dark cherries, ripe strawberries paint the background, black raspberries, spice-box, nutmeg, unbelievable soft fine minerals, rich black but dry earth, a touch of black tar and an elegant rich long finish you won't forget. If you thought Washington couldn't rival Napa Cabernet, you need to try this wine, Leonetti or any another fine producer of Washington Cabernet. Still needs another 5 years in bottle.

Jun 12th, 2016
David Pennycook

Rich, extracted lovely

Rich, extracted lovely

Oct 12th, 2015
Matthew Denny

A true gem. 100 points from RP on Father's Day

A true gem. 100 points from RP on Father's Day

Jun 22nd, 2015
Nick Finarelli

Still a baby. Needed a long time to open up but was fantastic when it did.

Still a baby. Needed a long time to open up but was fantastic when it did.

Dec 26th, 2013
Beau Carufel

Winemaker/Owner Random Wine Company

7.3

A 100 point wine.

A 100 point wine.

Nov 28th, 2013
Doug Sayed

The 2007 is drinking beautifully right now, with deep dark fruits, an excellent supporting structure and an smooth and outstanding finish. Exceptional. 2007 vintage.

The 2007 is drinking beautifully right now, with deep dark fruits, an excellent supporting structure and an smooth and outstanding finish. Exceptional. 2007 vintage.

Jul 1st, 2019
Doug Sayed

Fantastic WA State Cabernet! In its prime drinking window, this wine sings with savory dark fruits and.an exceptional finish. Great with the ribeye steaks we were having.

Fantastic WA State Cabernet! In its prime drinking window, this wine sings with savory dark fruits and.an exceptional finish. Great with the ribeye steaks we were having.

Jun 21st, 2018
Berg

Aerated on the way into decanter, but only been open about an hour, will update later after open longer.

Pronounced graphite, blackberry, cassis, silky baby powder tannins, soft finish, but alcohol heat comes with it. Not 100, sorry RP, it doesn't make me cry tears of joy. However, I have confidence this big, domestic red will assist the Caps once again tonight!
#rockthered #caps #letsgocaps

Follow up: apparently it hasn't helped, ha! Get some dust and licorice now, but also an odd very green chemically pyrazine aroma and taste now too. Not green pepper. Odd green note. Makes me think of a bottle of 02 (i think) a bunch of us had blind a while ago...no one even picked it as cab. This now reminds me of that bottle
@Joe Tucker rating reflects that

Aerated on the way into decanter, but only been open about an hour, will update later after open longer.

Pronounced graphite, blackberry, cassis, silky baby powder tannins, soft finish, but alcohol heat comes with it. Not 100, sorry RP, it doesn't make me cry tears of joy. However, I have confidence this big, domestic red will assist the Caps once again tonight!
#rockthered #caps #letsgocaps

Follow up: apparently it hasn't helped, ha! Get some dust and licorice now, but also an odd very green chemically pyrazine aroma and taste now too. Not green pepper. Odd green note. Makes me think of a bottle of 02 (i think) a bunch of us had blind a while ago...no one even picked it as cab. This now reminds me of that bottle
@Joe Tucker rating reflects that

Mar 9th, 2016