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Date Printed: 7/11/2014
Quilceda Creek Galitzine Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Quilceda Creek Galitzine Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
(search item no. 107088)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 7/11/2014: $159.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
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
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 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 Quilceda Creek 2006 Galitzine Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from the Red Mountain A.V.A is from a vineyard partnership between our family and the Holmes family of the highly acclaimed Ciel du Cheval Vineyard. This high density vineyard (2074 plants/acre) was planted in 2000 and 2001 with Clone 8 Cabernet Sauvignon on windblown Hezel over Warden soils. These deep, consistent, sandy loam soils are ideal for root development, vine health and vineyard uniformity. The 2006 offers wonderful aromas and flavors of deep blackberry, black walnut, espresso, truffles and pipe tobacco. The first two vintages received 97 points from The Wine Advocate, making them instant classics, and this vintage is their qualitative equal. Aged in 100% new French oak for 22 months, this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon displays 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