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QUILCEDA CREEK CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2005 (3) 100 WA QUILCEDA CREEK CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009 (3) 99 WA


QUILCEDA CREEK CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2005 (3) COLUMBIA VALLEY. THE 2005 CABERNET SAUVIGNON CONTAINS 3% MERLOT. THE PRINCIPAL COMPONENT COMES FROM THE CHAMPOUX VINEYARD (IN WHICH THE WINERY IS A PARTNER) WITH CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THE KLIPSUN AND TAPTIEL VINEYARDS, OUTSTANDING IN THEIR OWN RIGHT. IT, TOO, WAS AGED FOR 22 MONTHS IN 100% NEW FRENCH OAK. OPAQUE PURPLE-COLORED, IT HAS A SPLENDID PERFUME OF VIOLETS, WOOD SMOKE, TRUFFLE, ASIAN SPICES, BLACK CHERRY, AND BLACK CURRANT PRESERVES. OPULENT AND MOUTH-COATING, THE LAYERS OF COMPLEX FLAVORS NEARLY HIDE ENOUGH TANNIN TO SUPPORT 8-10 YEARS OF ADDITIONAL CELLARING. THE OAK, TANNIN, AND ACIDITY ARE BEAUTIFULLY INTEGRATED AND THE LENGTHY FINISH LASTS FOR WELL OVER A MINUTE. DRINK: 2013-2033 100 WA QUILCEDA CREEK CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009 (3) COLUMBIA VALLEY. THE 2009 CABERNET SAUVIGNON (98% CABERNET SAUVIGNON AND 2% MERLOT) IS A RIPE, FLAMBOYANT AND BRILLIANTLY PROPORTIONED EFFORT THAT OOZES KIRSCH, LICORICE, LEAD PENCIL SHAVINGS AND DRIED SPICE ON THE NOSE. SHOWING THE PERFUME AND HEADINESS OF THE VINTAGE, IT NEVERTHELESS STAYS VIBRANT AND LIVELY ON THE PALATE WHILE DELIVERING LAYERS OF FRUIT AND TEXTURE. WHILE FORMIDABLY STRUCTURED AND TANNIC, IT CAN BE ENJOYED NOW DUE TO THE OVERALL TANNIN QUALITY AND PURITY OF FRUIT. IT WILL EVOLVE AND DRINK WELL FOR OVER TWO DECADES. DRINK NOW-2029. 99 WA 6 BTS. PER LOT $1,400 - $1,700




Price Realised: $2400



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