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2019 Quilceda Creek Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
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2019 Quilceda Creek Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Paul Golitzin, Director of Winemaking, comments:

We are very proud to announce the Private Member release of our 2019 Quilceda Creek Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. This is our 41st vintage of producing this collectible wine.

The 2019 Quilceda Creek Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a rich and layered wine with great balance. Blackberry, black cherry, cassis and plum fruit coat the entire palate in a horizontal, broad fashion. Complex notes of violets, sandalwood, soy, black truffle, walnut, forest floor and minerals are some of the descriptors that may be found in this complex and decadent wine. This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, sourced from our Champoux (90%) and Mach One (10%) vineyards, is one of the finest Cabernets our estate has ever produced.

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Released to Private Members January 2022

Vintage Notes

Varietal:

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vineyards:

Champoux and Mach One vineyards

Barrels:

100% new French oak

Time in Barrel:

20 Months

Bottled:

June 2021

International Wine Report Review

"Quilceda Creek's Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is once again a spectacular release of this legendary Washington wine. Sourced from Champoux and Mach One vineyards, this begins to impress with its extremely attractive aromas of ripe dark cherries, currants and plums, which are accompanied by lovely nuances of violets, baking spices, savory herbs, gravel, and damp earth characteristics all taking shape. The palate is every bit as stunning, boasting a gorgeous full-body that is structured with beautifully polished, fine-grained tannins that are nicely integrated. Displaying wonderful overall balance and concentration along with remarkable purity and craftsmanship, the 2019 has it all. This is one of the finest vintages of the Columbia Valley Cabernet that I have had the chance to taste. Even at this infant stage this is an absolute knockout and it is certainly destined for a brilliant evolution ahead."
J.D'Angelo, International Wine Report, March, 2022

Score: 100 Pts.

Vinous Review

"Sourced mainly from the Champoux vineyard (90%) with a smaller part from the Mach One vineyard, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley utilizes clones 4, 8, 191, 337 and 685 with mostly clone 8 selections in the blend. Incredibly aromatic right now, it shows gorgeous black rose petals, crème de violette, sagebrush, black walnut, sandalwood and blueberry compote tones, giving a level of aromatic complexity that is unrivaled in the state. The palate is silky and elegant with a downright soft texture. Deeply concentrated and wonderfully structured, with smooth tannins, this gorgeous wine is already beautifully evolved at the two-year mark and will continue to deliver drinking enjoyment for at least another 15 years. Drink 2021-2041"
Owen Bargreen, Vinous, March, 2022

Score: 98 Pts.