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2005 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon - 1.5L

100
RP

Product ID: 40571-1.5-AI
Availability: Out of Stock
Vintage: 2005
Format: 1.5L
Color: Red
Country: US
Producer: Quilceda Creek
Rating: 100 RP
Region: Washington
Type of Wine: Washington Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

Description: The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon contains 3% Merlot. The principal component comes from the Champoux Vineyard (in which the winery is a partner) with contributions from the Klipsun and Taptiel Vineyards, outstanding in their own right. It, too, was aged for 22 months in 100% new French oak. Opaque purple-colored, it has a splendid perfume of violets, wood smoke, truffle, Asian spices, black cherry, and black currant preserves. Opulent and mouth-coating, the layers of complex flavors nearly hide enough tannin to support 8-10 years of additional cellaring. The oak, tannin, and acidity are beautifully integrated and the lengthy finish lasts for well over a minute. Purchasers no doubt will want to try a bottle immediately but this towering effort will not reach its peak until 2015 at the earliest and provide pleasure through 2040. I say this with confidence because a 1983 Quilceda Creek Cabernet tasted in May 2008 is at its peak now and should carry on for another 10-15 years.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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