2005 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 750ML
  • WA 100
  • WE 96
  • WS 94
  • IWC 94
  • JR 93

Reviews for 2005 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2013
From a hot vintage and incredible any way you look at it, the 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon has that laser-like focus of a cooler year, yet the voluptuousness and richness of a warmer year. Smoked black fruits, coffee, truffle... From a hot vintage and incredible any way you look at it, the 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon has that laser-like focus of a cooler year, yet the voluptuousness and richness of a warmer year. Smoked black fruits, coffee, truffle and pen ink-like aromas and flavors all emerge from this massive, incredibly full-bodied effort and on the palate, it carries itself perfectly with a weightless, yet decadent texture, masses of polished tannin and blockbuster length. More classic and textbook than the 2007, it is every bit as good. Enjoy it over the coming two decades or more. Drink now-2033. - Jeb Dunnuck
WE 96
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, December 2008
Still young, chewy and textural, this stands as a classic Washington 2005 red—lusciously laden with mixed red and black berries, generous and deep; dense and jammy. The mixed berries, red licorice, cherries, layers of... Still young, chewy and textural, this stands as a classic Washington 2005 red—lusciously laden with mixed red and black berries, generous and deep; dense and jammy. The mixed berries, red licorice, cherries, layers of butterscotch, toffee and caramel are beautifully integrated and linger seductively into the finish. It has some initial alcoholic heat, but the flavors compensate and go on and on. This is a wine that must be cellared another five or more years before it even begins to pull itself together. If you must pop the cork before then, decant it for at least six hours and more if possible before drinking.
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, June 2008
Richly aromatic this brims with dark berry and currant aromas and flavors shaded with espresso and dark chocolate overtones set against somewhat gritty tannins. A meaty note adds extra depth as the finish lingers on and... Richly aromatic this brims with dark berry and currant aromas and flavors shaded with espresso and dark chocolate overtones set against somewhat gritty tannins. A meaty note adds extra depth as the finish lingers on and on against the tannins. Best from 2010 through 2017. 3400 cases made. -HS
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, November 2008
Bright saturated medium ruby. Sexy aromas of cassis black raspberry minerals mocha and smoky oak. Juicy layered and intense with superb depth of fruit and an impression of breadth rare for Washington cabernet. This... Bright saturated medium ruby. Sexy aromas of cassis black raspberry minerals mocha and smoky oak. Juicy layered and intense with superb depth of fruit and an impression of breadth rare for Washington cabernet. This superripe wine shows considerably more finesse of tannins than the estate's red blend. This began with a slightly roasted quality but with time in the recorked bottle it appeared to gain in energy and sheer density. This was a vintage that yielded very small berries noted Alex Golitzin.
JR 93
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, January 2010
18/20 Small berries and a tannic vintage. Small percentage of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. 88% Champoux and 12% from Red Mountain vineyards. 22 months in new French oak. Both red and dark fruit on the nose. Such restraint... 18/20 Small berries and a tannic vintage. Small percentage of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. 88% Champoux and 12% from Red Mountain vineyards. 22 months in new French oak. Both red and dark fruit on the nose. Such restraint even though you know this has great fruit depth. Smooth, deep-pile velvety tannins. Thick but not heavy. Savoury and very dry but in no way drying. Firm seude-like tannins and these tannins are perfectly enhanced by the acidity. (JH)