2018 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Content (Alc)||0.75 ltr (14%)|
|Drink window||2021 - 2042|
Only the capsule of the 2018 Quilceda Creek shows that this is the 40th vintage and otherwise it goes completely unnoticed. This is done quite deliberately because the aim is to make clear the consistency of the label and the consistent quality of this iconic top wine from Columbia Valley. Always of a very high quality and this is unanimously confirmed by the wine reviewers. The 2018 also receives the maximum score of 100 points from Decanter and the almost maximum score of 98/100 Parker and Suckling).
The 2018 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley is a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon coming from the Champoux (90%) and Mach One (10%) vineyards. The Cabernet Sauvignon has complex layers on the nose, with a fresh bouquet of red and purple flowers, violets before overflowing with a fruit bowl of aromatics including black raspberry, black cherry and juicy plum with blackberry nuances, all translucent with a thoughtful frame of French oak. In the mouth the wine is full bodied with lively acidity and juicy, fine-grained tannins. Parker (98/100) ends his review with: "Bravo! This is another successful vintage for Quilceda Creek. Run, don't walk to get this into your cellar!"
Paul Golitzin, Director of Winemaking, comments:
We are thrilled to announce the release of our 2018 Quilceda Creek Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. This vintage is very special to us, as it marks our 40th vintage of producing Cabernet Sauvignon! Each bottle is adorned with a commemorative foil to celebrate this historic occasion.
The 2018 growing season started out with one of the warmest Mays on record, advancing the spring bloom. June, July and August were quite warm, then temperatures cooled off in September creating ideal conditions for perfect final ripening. Layered, rich and intense black and blue fruits are found in this wine, with nuances of violets, black truffle, graphite and Valrhona chocolate. This wine is amazingly pure and silky, with an ethereal texture. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from our Champoux (90%) and Mach One (10%) vineyards.
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Drinking as of||2021|
|James Suckling rating||98|
|Tasting Profiles||Dark fruit, Dry, Fruity, Flexible|
|Drink moments||Barbecue, Borrelen, Met vrienden, Open haard, Voor alledag|
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