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2003 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Quilceda Creek

Vintage: 2003

Wine Name/Vineyard:

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 97% Cabernet Sauvignon & 3% Merlot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Washington

State or country: WA

Price: $85

Cases produced: 3,400

KWG Score: 97.6 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93.99-90)

Review date: October 6, 2007

Wine Review: This dark purple wine opens with a black current like bouquet with hints of mint and anise. On the palate, this medium bodied wine is very smooth, has absolutely no hard edges, and displays mild dusty blackberry like flavors with some dark chocolate components as well. The finish is dry, has very refined tannins, and lingers for a while. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker 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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