Quilceda Creek

CVR Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.312 ratings
9.21 pro ratings
Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.2

When compared to the ‘14, this comes across slightly brighter, and more structured. Black cherries and cream, licorice, sandalwood, and espresso leap from the glass. The palate is slightly less fruit forward than the nose, showing added notes of graphite, potpourri, dark chocolate shavings and tart currant. Silky tannins but still enough backbone for this to age nicely. In fact, while I’d pop ‘14s now, I’d hold these another 2-3yrs to get to how the ‘14s are drinking today.

When compared to the ‘14, this comes across slightly brighter, and more structured. Black cherries and cream, licorice, sandalwood, and espresso leap from the glass. The palate is slightly less fruit forward than the nose, showing added notes of graphite, potpourri, dark chocolate shavings and tart currant. Silky tannins but still enough backbone for this to age nicely. In fact, while I’d pop ‘14s now, I’d hold these another 2-3yrs to get to how the ‘14s are drinking today.

Dec 25th, 2019
Sebastian Roth

Very interesting wine. Easy to drink and easy to enjoy. The spice work very well with the cheese we had and make a great wine to keep drinking after we were finished

Very interesting wine. Easy to drink and easy to enjoy. The spice work very well with the cheese we had and make a great wine to keep drinking after we were finished

Sep 4th, 2018
Aaron Rankin

Counter to most advice, I popped this much too early. It’s grapey oak juice at this stage. Nothing enjoyable anywhere near this. I’ll give my remaining bottles at least 3 years.

Counter to most advice, I popped this much too early. It’s grapey oak juice at this stage. Nothing enjoyable anywhere near this. I’ll give my remaining bottles at least 3 years.

Aug 18th, 2018
Joe DAscoli

Excellent for the red blend from quilceda creek. Great value wine

Excellent for the red blend from quilceda creek. Great value wine

Jun 12th, 2018
Michael Patrone

Best CVR yet

Best CVR yet

Feb 14th, 2018
Chris Krueger

🎯

Feb 14th, 2018
Ned Clark

Punching above its weight

Punching above its weight

Dec 5th, 2017
Nate Norfolk

Approachable, with delicious red and blue fruit combination and surprisingly soft tannins.

Approachable, with delicious red and blue fruit combination and surprisingly soft tannins.

Apr 11th, 2018
Nick Demos

Nick had this 2 years ago

Nick had this 2 years ago

May 31st, 2018
Brett Vinokur

Brett had this 2 months ago

Brett had this 2 months ago

May 9th, 2020