QUILCEDA CREEK Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley 2012

The 2012 Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from Quilceda Creek is simply stunning. As this unwinds in the glass it release seductive aromas of blackberries and dark cherries which are woven together with savory herbs, bell pepper, tobacco, spices and pencil shavings that all explode from the glass. The palate is full-boded and remarkably well-structured, with beautiful polished tannins. It displays remarkable concentration, with a deep layered core of dark fruits and savory flavors that persist through the supple finish that shows incredible length. This is utterly fascinating today and should continue to provide enjoyment over the course of the next two decades. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Champoux, Klipsun, Palengat, and Wallula vineyards.
RatingValueDrink
98 $175 2020-2038

CountryRegionAppellation
United States Washington Columbia Valley 

EditorIssueImporter
J. D'Angelo November, 2020

2015 TOP 100 WINES | Rank #9


2012 Quilceda Creek Columbia Valley Cabernet is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from 97% Champoux Vineyard along with 3% Wallula Vineyard. This displays a dark, opaque appearance, followed by lovely aromas of dark fruits, crème de cassis, anise and mocha folding in some graphite and hints of fresh bell pepper notes. This continues to impress on the palate with its rich and viscous mouthfeel backed by a remarkable silky texture which expands beautifully onto the long, layered finish. This level of Cabernet Sauvignon that is unparalleled in Washington, and although just about impossible to resist today, it is certain to improve even further with bottle age. This is Washington State Cabernet at its finest. (Best 2017-2030) - July, 2015 (OB)


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Wine Specifications


  • Report Date: July, 2015 
  • Producer: Quilceda Creek
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Drinking Window: 2017-2030
  • Estimated Value: $140
  • Country: United States
  • Region: Washington State
  • Appellation: Columbia Valley
  • Importer: NA

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