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1990 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

1990 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

Paul Golitzin & Alex Golitzin, Director of Winemaking, comments:

The 1990 Cabernet, while similar in vineyard composition to the 1989, reflects the softer character of the 1990 vintage. It is drinking excellently now, with intense aromas and flavors of chocolate, violets and black cherries.

Vintage Notes

Varietal:

96% Cabernet, and 4% Merlot

Vineyards:

Kiona, Klipsun, and Mercer Ranch (Champoux)

Barrels:

85% French Oak, 15% American Oak

Time in Barrel:

22 Months

Time in bottle before release:

15 months

The Wine Advocate Review

"Make no mistake about the Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignons – they are world-class Cabernets that compete with the finest wines from Bordeaux, Napa Valley, Sonoma and Santa Cruz mountains.

The regular bottling in both the 1989 and 1990 are deep, rich, full-bodied wines with staurated colors and copious amounts of sweet cassis fruit intelligently married with toasty new oak. They are ripe, concentrated, graceful and harmonious. The acid, tannin, and alcohol are well-integrated in both offerings. The 1990 is slightly more open."
Robert M. Parker' Jr's, Wine Advocate, December 1993


Wine Spectator Review

"Tight and firm, with a cedary aroma and ripe currant, toast and berry flavors on the palate. Elegant and well balanced, drinking well now but with depth and intensity to carry it through the decade. Best from 1996 to 2000. 925 cases made."
James Laube, Wine Spectator, May 1994

Score: 89 Pts.


1990 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Paul Golitzin, Director of Winemaking, comments:

The 1992 Reserve has blackberry, black cherry, coffee and tobacco aromas and flavors. It is an elegant full bodied wine with firm but well integrated tannins.

Vintage Notes

Varietal:

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vineyards:

Ciel du Cheval, Kiona, Klipsun, and Mercer Ranch (Champoux)

Barrels:

100% New American Oak

Time in Barrel:

31 Months

Time in bottle before release:

17 months

Case Production:

75