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Date Printed: 10/2/2014
Quilceda Creek Columbia Valley Red 2005
Quilceda Creek Columbia Valley Red 2005
(search item no. 97247)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/2/2014: $69.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2005 Columbia Valley Red Wine is an excellent Bordeaux blend (84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, 7% Merlot) representative of our declassification program which began with the 1997 vintage. This wine reflects the richness and complexity of the vintage and ranks as one of our favorite Red Wine offerings to date. Aged in predominantly new French oak for 22 months, this medium bodied wine displays black cherry fruit, anise, marzipan, dried herbs and minerals.

Blend: 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, 7% Merlot

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About Quilceda Creek Vintners:

Quilceda Creek is dedicated exclusively to the production of world-class Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon. Founded in 1979, Quilceda Creek has had an unbroken string of highly-rated vintages that has led Robert Parker, Jr. to name it Washington State's premeir Cabernet Sauvignon producer.

"Quilceda Creek...makes Cabernet of unrivaled finesse. This small winery...has the best track record of any Washington winery...No other Washington Cabernet is as graceful yet profound."
Matt Kramer
The L.A. Times

"Make no mistake about the Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignons - they are world-class Cabernets that compete with the finest wines from Bordeaux, Napa Valley, Sonoma and Santa Cruz Mountains."
Robert M. Parker Jr.'s
The Wine Advocate