Quilceda Creek 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley
Paul Golitzin, Marv Crum, Alex Golitzin
97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot
Champoux, Klipsun, and 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
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.
Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate, #207, June 2013