Quilceda Creek

Washington Cabernet Sauvignon

9.336 ratings
9.312 pro ratings
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
Christine Havens

This is the first time I've tasted this legendary producer, I have to admit, Quilceda Creek lives up to its reputation. There is a kind of restraint to this wine that is difficult to achieve in Washington State. Tasted blind, the 1998 could easily be mistaken for an aged Saint Julien. The nose is generous and complex, with aromatics of boysenberry, juniper berry, herb and spice notes. On the palate, it's medium-bodied, with silky texture and layers of red and black seed-studded fruit. Cigar box and spice on the finish.

This is the first time I've tasted this legendary producer, I have to admit, Quilceda Creek lives up to its reputation. There is a kind of restraint to this wine that is difficult to achieve in Washington State. Tasted blind, the 1998 could easily be mistaken for an aged Saint Julien. The nose is generous and complex, with aromatics of boysenberry, juniper berry, herb and spice notes. On the palate, it's medium-bodied, with silky texture and layers of red and black seed-studded fruit. Cigar box and spice on the finish.

11 people found it helpfulJun 8th, 2014
Rick Baumgarten

Disappointing finish but still some depth and complexity here

Disappointing finish but still some depth and complexity here

Dec 20th, 2014
Steve Anderson

Showing about 10 years younger than its vintage. Don’t be afraid to give it some air.

Showing about 10 years younger than its vintage. Don’t be afraid to give it some air.

Dec 30th, 2019
romo

More Bordeaux than Bordeaux.

More Bordeaux than Bordeaux.

Dec 23rd, 2019
Jeroen Koenen

Youth and balance. Great stuff,

Youth and balance. Great stuff,

Nov 30th, 2018
Hugh O'Riordan

This 1998 still has a lot of time left in bottle. Sweet tannins, dark fruit. I drank too early!! Wow . I think I have a few bottle left. Going to check.

This 1998 still has a lot of time left in bottle. Sweet tannins, dark fruit. I drank too early!! Wow . I think I have a few bottle left. Going to check.

Apr 27th, 2018
Chris Krueger

Stunning - Bordeaux with a plash of Ken Griffey Jr.

Stunning - Bordeaux with a plash of Ken Griffey Jr.

Jun 25th, 2016
Buck Williams

Fantastic expression of New World Cab

Fantastic expression of New World Cab

Dec 13th, 2015
Cecilia Ceci

For my birthday from love Diana

For my birthday from love Diana

Sep 30th, 2014
Kit H

Coffee grounds, fur, ripe mouth on this.

Coffee grounds, fur, ripe mouth on this.

Jul 27th, 2016