2001 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 750ML
  • WA 97
  • IWC 95
  • WE 95
  • WS 94
  • W&S 90

Reviews for 2001 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2013
A smidge more evolved than the 2002, the 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon is made from 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc, mostly from the famed Champoux Vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA. It offers a rock star... A smidge more evolved than the 2002, the 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon is made from 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc, mostly from the famed Champoux Vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA. It offers a rock star bouquet of blackberry liqueur, cassis, dried licorice, spice and roasted meats to go with a full-bodied, concentrated, yet incredibly polished and elegantly textured mouthfeel. Blockbuster stuff that has everything, it is still youthful and vibrant and has another decade or more of longevity, although I see no reason to delay gratification. Drink now-2023. - Jeb Dunnuck
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, November 2004
...Explosive pungent aromas of dark raspberry baking spices and cocoa powder. Then fat lush and deep with powerful flavors of raspberry minerals and baking chocolate. Began slightly clenched but expanded impressively with... ...Explosive pungent aromas of dark raspberry baking spices and cocoa powder. Then fat lush and deep with powerful flavors of raspberry minerals and baking chocolate. Began slightly clenched but expanded impressively with aeration to show a seductively plump texture. Finishes fat minerally and very long with big but fine-grained tannins and a hint of nuts...
WE 95
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, September 2004
This is an almost-pure Champoux Vineyard Cabernet the best of the best. It's extremely aromatic rich and textured tight and dense. As it slowly opens it reveal layer upon layer of black fruits mineral salt and lovely... This is an almost-pure Champoux Vineyard Cabernet the best of the best. It's extremely aromatic rich and textured tight and dense. As it slowly opens it reveal layer upon layer of black fruits mineral salt and lovely evanescent hints of herb. It does not show its 14.9% alcohol except for a slight bit of heat in the finish.
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, September 2004
Intense and remarkably harmonious, this wine hangs its broad and generous flavors on a very fine, polished texture. It brims with spice-scented cherry, red currant and herb flavors, lingering impressively on the plush... Intense and remarkably harmonious, this wine hangs its broad and generous flavors on a very fine, polished texture. It brims with spice-scented cherry, red currant and herb flavors, lingering impressively on the plush finish. Drink now through 2010. – HS
W&S 90
Wine & Spirits - Wine & Spirits, February 2005
A brute when first poured, this cabernet's size and girth are informed by opaque black fruit. On the palate it feels like a time bomb; inexpressive, held in check by tannin, with cassis and chocolate flavors on offer... A brute when first poured, this cabernet's size and girth are informed by opaque black fruit. On the palate it feels like a time bomb; inexpressive, held in check by tannin, with cassis and chocolate flavors on offer, though they haven't yet fully appeared. All potential for now; lay this down for at least a year and allow it to sort itself out, then pour with a black and blue steak.