Quilceda Creek Vinters
2006 Quilceda Creek Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Quilceda Creek 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

Vintage Notes:
Varietals: 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot
Vineyards: Champoux, Klipsun, and Tapteil
Barrels: 100% New French Oak
Time in Barrel: 22 months
Bottled: August 2009

Paul Golitzin, Director of Winemaking, comments:
We are pleased to offer you the 2007 vintage of the Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley. This follows exciting news that the 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley just received a 99 point score from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. Over the past 5 years, this wine has attained an unprecedented 99.6 point average from this publication. This validates the consistent quality that can be achieved in Washington State with Cabernet Sauvignon.

The 2007 growing season gave us beautiful fruit. The result is a classic Cabernet Sauvignon that is quite possibly the best Quilceda to date. The season started off with low spring precipitation resulting in short shoot growth. Heat spikes in May and July reduced berry size. This was followed by warm, consistent heat in August and September that ripened the fruit under ideal conditions. The harvest ended two weeks early with all of our fruit being picked by October 13th, 2007.

The Quilceda Creek 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley (97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot) is a very dense and opulent wine that has amazing concentration and a liqueur-like texture. Classic aromas and flavors of violets, plum, cassis, blackberry and Asian spice cascade over the palate in a delineated fashion, ending in a finish that lasts over a minute.

Wine Advocate Review

The flagship 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon contains 3% Merlot. This multi-dimensional offering surrenders an inviting bouquet of sandalwood, Asian spices, violets, truffle, black currant, and blackberry. Seamless on the palate with no hard edges, it is mouth-coating, powerful, and exceptionally light on its feet all at the same time. Impeccably balanced and with plenty of fine-grained tannin in the background, it should effortlessly achieve its 30th birthday. The entire portfolio is a tour de force!
Score: 100

Jay Miller, Wine Advocate, #190, August 2010

Wine Advocate Review

A monumental wine in the making, the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon is one of those wines that presents such an over the top array of aromas and flavors that it's hard to figure out what you think about it with just a quick glance. It's only with the second or third sip that you really start to see how special this effort truly is. Offering up perfumed, intense aromas of plum, violets, ink, licorice and black currants, it flows onto the palate with a massive, incredibly full-bodied texture that builds through the mid-palate and carries layers of polished tannins, awesome purity of fruit and blockbuster length. Most likely not for everyone given the sheer size, it is an incredible wine in my opinion. Still tasting like a barrel sample, it will have 30+ total years of longevity. Drink 2017-2037.
Score: 100

Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate, #207, June 2013