2002 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

Posted on Nov 14, 2014

2002 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 

QuilcedaCreekCab2000One of the greatest wines we have tasted. Big and brawny, but in exquisite balance. The nose is beautiful collection of red and black fruits that take you back they are so seductive. You need to pause before going back to the glass to get the fresh cedar notes that lie underneath. On the palate, blueberry, cassis and a slight woodsy note come together in a full body that is the classic joining of power and elegance. I frequently find myself without much good to say about wines this big. But this managed to stay light on its feet while it delivered up a terrific intensity of flavor. The finish went on for close to a minute. Exceptional! This wine, though 12 years after the vintage, came across as a youngster, and another decade and probably more surely exists in front of this amazing wine. If further complexity develops over the years, it could become perfect.


*Current release available at Marquis Wines (www.marquis-wines.com) $275

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