Quilceda Creek

CVR Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.1257 ratings
9.041 pro ratings
Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec
Top Notes For
Chris Shackelford

Soft and drinkable, always a nice wine for the price.

Soft and drinkable, always a nice wine for the price.

Aug 12th, 2017
Aaron Means

Tight as a nuns butthole. Oak dominated. Deep & dark blue & black fruit with smoke. Decanted 1 hour and was just starting to open. I'm finding these need around 5-10yrs to strut their stuff.

Tight as a nuns butthole. Oak dominated. Deep & dark blue & black fruit with smoke. Decanted 1 hour and was just starting to open. I'm finding these need around 5-10yrs to strut their stuff.

1 person found it helpfulOct 4th, 2017
Henrik Poulsen

15.2% alc.

To my palate this is on a slightly faster maturity track than the '09 enjoyed alongside.

A good personal reference point though as I'm planning to host an extensive 12+ vintage vertical tasting of QC Estate CS soon.

(if any fellow Delectable friends from the Bay Area are interested in attending please let me know. Price/place TBD).

15.2% alc.

To my palate this is on a slightly faster maturity track than the '09 enjoyed alongside.

A good personal reference point though as I'm planning to host an extensive 12+ vintage vertical tasting of QC Estate CS soon.

(if any fellow Delectable friends from the Bay Area are interested in attending please let me know. Price/place TBD).

May 29th, 2017
Henrik Poulsen

15.2% alc.

Amazingly consistent quality and impressive reliable "house style" vintage after vintage.

Recently checking in on the 2002-2008 I think this 2nd label wine should be consumed on the earlier side to take advantage of the voluptuous and jammy fruit while you wait for their flagship CS to evolve.

15.2% alc.

Amazingly consistent quality and impressive reliable "house style" vintage after vintage.

Recently checking in on the 2002-2008 I think this 2nd label wine should be consumed on the earlier side to take advantage of the voluptuous and jammy fruit while you wait for their flagship CS to evolve.

May 29th, 2017
Henrik Poulsen

14.9% alc.
81% CS, 13% CF, 6% ME

Super solid 2nd label from QC.
If memory serves this was around $32 off the Mailing List back in the days and recent offerings (if I remember correct) are $38.
Kudos for keeping pricing very attractive for over a decade now.

As for the wine I think it is holding up beautifully and doesn't show its 12+ years.
Big-framed/full-bodied and with lots of dark fruits this is not really my preferred style any longer but certainly deserves credit as a QPR and a very enjoyable glass.


14.9% alc.
81% CS, 13% CF, 6% ME

Super solid 2nd label from QC.
If memory serves this was around $32 off the Mailing List back in the days and recent offerings (if I remember correct) are $38.
Kudos for keeping pricing very attractive for over a decade now.

As for the wine I think it is holding up beautifully and doesn't show its 12+ years.
Big-framed/full-bodied and with lots of dark fruits this is not really my preferred style any longer but certainly deserves credit as a QPR and a very enjoyable glass.


Apr 9th, 2017
WineMascot

more approachable than I thought at this age, red fruit and boysenberry. Fun to try

more approachable than I thought at this age, red fruit and boysenberry. Fun to try

Dec 18th, 2016
Adam Plotkin

Probably the best QPR of the Betz line. Can it compete with the flagship Betz Cab? No. But still one heck of a wine forn$35!

Probably the best QPR of the Betz line. Can it compete with the flagship Betz Cab? No. But still one heck of a wine forn$35!

Nov 22nd, 2016
Henrik Poulsen

15.2% alc.
Classic QC-style, extremely concentrated (from reverse osmosis?) dense and with tons of blue/black fruits.

15.2% alc.
Classic QC-style, extremely concentrated (from reverse osmosis?) dense and with tons of blue/black fruits.

Nov 22nd, 2016
Scott Cunningham

Owner/Importer Bottleneck Wines

9.0

Boysenberry pie, baking spice, cherry compote, buck leather, bacon juice.

Boysenberry pie, baking spice, cherry compote, buck leather, bacon juice.

Sep 27th, 2016
Henrik Poulsen

15.2% alc.
91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc.

15.2% alc.
91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc.

Jun 18th, 2016