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    Quilceda Creek Galitzine Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
    Cabernet Sauvignon - Yakima Valley, Washington

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    • WE96
    • RP96
    Price: $199.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 96 The Wine Advocate, 96 Wine Enthusiast, 94 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Yakima Valley, Washington

    Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Item no. 121619

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The Quilceda Creek 2009 Galitzine Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is from the Red Mountain A.V.A. This high-density vineyard was planted in 2001 and 2002 with Clone 8 Cabernet Sauvignon on windblown Hezel over Warden soils. These deep, consistent, sandy loam soils are ideal for root development, vine health and vineyard uniformity. The 2009 offers concentrated aromas and flavors of assorted black fruits, incense, soy, espresso and wood smoke.

    Aged in 100% new French Oak for 22 months, it is a blend of 99% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Merlot. This wine is a wonderful example of the Galitzine terroir and showcases what can be accomplished within the Red Mountain A.V.A. Drink now - 2029.

    Blend: 99% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Merlot

    Critical Acclaim:

    Also incredibly concentrated, with burly structure and a mountain of tannin, the 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Galitzine Vineyard (99% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Merlot) delivers a seriously intense array of blackberry and kirsch-styled fruit, licorice, charcoal and spice box on both the nose and palate. Aged for 22 months in 100% new French oak and a big, broad shouldered, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon, it possesses a rocking mid-palate and fabulous length on the finish. Really showing the power of its Red Mountain terroir, it needs 4-5 years of bottle age to become civilized and will have decades of evolution. Drink 2017-2034

    96 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Quilceda Creek's Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon opens with a dense, exotic and luxurious nose: a mix of roasted coffee, dark fruit and Asian spice. At first it's quite dense and unyielding, but it opens slowly over a period of days - not hours - remaining dense and compact, with a remarkable array of dark fruits and barrel flavors. As with its companion reds from Quilceda Creek, this is a wine to cellar for decades.

    96 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Bright medium ruby. Cassis aroma lifted by sandalwood. Densely packed and intense, with terrific energy to its chewy flavors of dark berries, licorice pastille and minerals. Less plush and harmonious today than the estate's flagship cabernet but this superconcentrated wine (made from a yield of just 1.5 tons per acre, according to Paul Golitzin) boasts a serious tannic spine and great energy and length. Should be the best release for this bottling. It's blacker than the cabernet and less seamless today but I would not bet against this chewy bottling in the long run.
    Rating: 94(+?)

    94 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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