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    Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
    Cabernet Sauvignon - Columbia Valley, Washington

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    • WE97
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 100 The Wine Advocate, 97 Wine Enthusiast, 95 Wine Spectator, 95 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Columbia Valley, Washington

    Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Alcohol By Volume: 14%

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    • 16%

    Item no. 87182

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The 2003 vintage resulted in wines that have stunning aromas, flavors and texture. Violets, black-cherry and blackberry coat the palate, layering complex notes of Vahlrhona chocolate, wood-smoke and Asian spice. This wine will mature nicely over the next 7 to 8 years and continue to age gracefully for at least another 10-20 years.
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    Critical Acclaim:

    Another wine I’ve had multiple times recently, the 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon (97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Merlot) is pure perfection in a glass and yields off-the-hook aromatics of cassis, black raspberries, tobacco leaf, pepper and licorice. Deep, layered and even elegant, with a seamless texture that conceals the sheer wealth of material present, it builds through the mid-palate, possesses huge amounts of extract and masses of polished tannin on the finish. Despite the overall size, it never loses its Cabernet Sauvignon soul and has an almost Bordeaux-like savoriness and tannic frame. Still young (yet gorgeous none the less), it can be enjoyed now or cellared for another 10-15+ years. Drink now-2028.

    100 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Lovely color and aromatics, this supremely powerful yet graceful wine sends up a mix of plum, berry, dust, mint and menthol. It’s spicy and young, and surprisingly light on its feet. The concentration here is different from a top-tier Napa Cabernet; the fruit has a pleasing elegance. The acids are firm but unobtrusive, the tannins are ripe, smooth but substantial, giving the wine some weight and power. As good as anything this superb producer has ever done.

    97 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Richly layered with gorgeous, focused currant, plum and blackberry fruit, shaded with touches of dusky spice and smoky notes from oak, but it's almost subliminal to the harmonious, seamless fruit character. The wine glides over the palate, submerging its tannins to let the flavors soar. Best from 2008 through 2020.

    95 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Deep medium ruby. Very deep aromas of currant, minerals, meat and smoke, with complicating notes of chocolate, tar and pastry dough. Tightly wound, penetrating and powerful, with terrific precision to the flavors of dark fruits, graphite and minerals. A very firmly structured wine that finishes with superb length, verve and grip. A stunning Washington cabernet.
    Rating: 95(+?)

    95 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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    Scott freemon (12/20/2013)
    Two bottles completely shot, two were excellent

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