Quilceda Creek 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley
Paul Golitzin, Marv Crum, Alex Golitzin
97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot
Champoux, Klipsun, Tapteil
100% New French Oak
Time in Barrel:
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.
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!
Jay Miller, Wine Advocate, #190, August 2010