Quilceda Creek

CVR Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.318 ratings
9.33 pro ratings
Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Hard Cheese, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Duck, Blue Cheese
Top Notes For
Dr. Owen Bargreen

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

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

Jan 14th, 2020
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 2016 ‘CVR’ Red Wine is a stunning new bottling by this famed winery. The nose is very pretty and perfumed with red rose petals that combine with the marvelous dark and blue fruits on the nose. The texture here is outstanding with a wonderfully rich mouthfeel. Ripe red and dark fruits with a touch of blueberry compote and chocolate flavors all combine marvelously on the palate. While remarkable in its youth, this will cellar well over the next ten to fifteen years. Drink 2019-2032- 93

The 2016 ‘CVR’ Red Wine is a stunning new bottling by this famed winery. The nose is very pretty and perfumed with red rose petals that combine with the marvelous dark and blue fruits on the nose. The texture here is outstanding with a wonderfully rich mouthfeel. Ripe red and dark fruits with a touch of blueberry compote and chocolate flavors all combine marvelously on the palate. While remarkable in its youth, this will cellar well over the next ten to fifteen years. Drink 2019-2032- 93

Jun 25th, 2019
Aaron Rankin

My kind of Winter Warmer. This has markedly improved and integrated in the last two years.

My kind of Winter Warmer. This has markedly improved and integrated in the last two years.

Dec 12th, 2020
Jan de Weerd

So fresh and vibrant. Red and blue fruit extracts encapsulated in spicy oak. It kept evolving and got richer as time progressed. It had this so difficult to describe addictive finish that just keeps you going for more until it is suddenly all gone, way too soon.

So fresh and vibrant. Red and blue fruit extracts encapsulated in spicy oak. It kept evolving and got richer as time progressed. It had this so difficult to describe addictive finish that just keeps you going for more until it is suddenly all gone, way too soon.

Oct 30th, 2020
Tom Wildenhaus

Wonderful. Our first time tasting. Enjoyed the balance the most. So well put together, Integrared with long black fruit, medium plus tannins, wonderful acid to keep you wanting more.

Wonderful. Our first time tasting. Enjoyed the balance the most. So well put together, Integrared with long black fruit, medium plus tannins, wonderful acid to keep you wanting more.

Apr 30th, 2020
Anthony Lombardi

December 26th is the right day for great wine too. Red & black berries showing tremendous aromatic and palate depth. Beautifully textured. Gorgeous.

December 26th is the right day for great wine too. Red & black berries showing tremendous aromatic and palate depth. Beautifully textured. Gorgeous.

Dec 27th, 2019
Sarah Milsow-Guenther

Such a phenomenal red blend. This blend was one of the best I sampled at Taste WA.

Such a phenomenal red blend. This blend was one of the best I sampled at Taste WA.

Apr 1st, 2019
Aaron Rankin

Popping this young bottle to see how it is. Tasted after a 30m decant. Fleshy, full, alcohol heavy notes with a subtle overlay of tobacco, leather, cassis, and something vegetal. The bouquet is feels embryonic. Palette is thick and soft. Black pepper and cassis again. Tannins are subtle at first and then drying in the long finish. Acid is in balance. Mid palette is still asleep. This is, as expected, in an opulent style. It drinks nicely, but, yes,it’s exceptionally young. I’ll wait a few years before popping my next.

Popping this young bottle to see how it is. Tasted after a 30m decant. Fleshy, full, alcohol heavy notes with a subtle overlay of tobacco, leather, cassis, and something vegetal. The bouquet is feels embryonic. Palette is thick and soft. Black pepper and cassis again. Tannins are subtle at first and then drying in the long finish. Acid is in balance. Mid palette is still asleep. This is, as expected, in an opulent style. It drinks nicely, but, yes,it’s exceptionally young. I’ll wait a few years before popping my next.

Nov 2nd, 2018
Matt Sterr

Matt had this a year ago

Matt had this a year ago

Sep 12th, 2019
Roman Smukler

Roman had this a month ago

Roman had this a month ago

Dec 10th, 2020