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Date Printed: 12/25/2014
Quilceda Creek Galitzine Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Quilceda Creek Galitzine Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
(search item no. 100630)
collectible wine
older vintages

The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 12/25/2014: $149.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Galitzine Vineyard is a partnership between our family and the Holmes family of the acclaimed Ciel du Cheval Vineyard on Red Mountain. Galitzine Vineyard is a high-density, 17.5 acre vineyard adjacent to Ceil du Cheval. It was planted in 2001 and 2002 with Cabernet Sauvignon on wind blown Hezel over Warden soil. These deep, consistent, sandy loam soils are ideal for root development, vine health and vineyard uniformity. It is showing us remarkable consistency in its ability to produce truly great Cabernet Sauvignon.

The 2005 Galitzine Vineyard Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (95.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4.5% Merlot) is a spectacular follow-up to last year's offering. (The 2004 Galitzine Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon debuted with a 97 point rating from The Wine Advocate.) The 2005 Galitzine Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is packed full of juicy blackberry and blueberry fruit with complex notes of smoked meat, coffee, roasted herbs, vanilla bean and minerals. Its body, purity, focus and delineation are second to none. Aged in 100% new French oak for 22 months, this wine showcases the wonderful terroir of the Galitzine Vineyard. This wine will drink beautifully for the next 30 years.

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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