Cabernet Sauvignon

Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Bottle Size: 750 ml

Rating: JD 98, WA 98, VN 97, JS 95, WE 95, WS 93

Year: 2016

2 in stock

TASTING NOTES

Beautiful notes of creme de cassis, lead pencil shavings, graphite, dried herbs, and loamy earth all flow to a full-bodied, incredibly pure and perfectly balanced Cabernet Sauvignon that has no hard edges, a deep, concentrated mid-palate, good acidity, and a great, great finish. 

Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com

Precise and generous with a robust, boisterous and fruity nose. Juicy plum, black raspberry, cocoa nibs and cinnamon cherries sway on the nose with elegant baking spice tones and enticing floral essence. Full-bodied, the wine remains juicy with lively tannins and expressive flavors of dark cherries and blackberry extract before it begins to stretch its legs with the additional years in the bottle. The 2016 is starting to hit its stride and remains as stunning and impressive as ever.

Anthony Mueller, Wine Advocate.

Scents of black fruits, cocoa powder and sexy herbs lifted by a strong mineral component. Wonderfully smooth, tight-grained wine with gloriously ripe but not roasted flavors of wild blackberry, cassis, bitter chocolate and minerals. Harmonious ripe acidity gives this wine outstanding finesse and lifts the fruit. 

Steven Tanzer, Vinous.

The composure here is impressive. Aromas of cedar and dark berries abound, with a strong emphasis on fresh fruit, ahead of oak-derived spices. The palate has superb tannins, super fine but dense and ripe as well, carrying long on the finish. 

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com

Aromas of pitch-black cherry, graphite and spice lead to ripe, intense, layered dark-fruit flavors supported by velvety but firm tannins that lead to a warm finish. 

SS, Wine Enthusiast.

Combines polish with a firm, complex structure, offering blackberry, black olive and smoky accents that build richness toward fine-grained tannins. 

Tim Fish, Wine Spectator. 




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