Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2000
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The 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon initially has the oak shining through on the nose with desiccated red and black fruit that makes me think of walking through a redwood forest as decomposing bark and fresh ferns emanate from the ground. The wine still has firm tannin's on the palate, but the fruit condition is at the end of its life. Consume this over the next year, as this wine is coming to a close. Don’t miss the drinking window.
Established in 1978 by Alex and Jeannette Golitzin with the first vintage produced in 1979, Quilceda Creek is Washington State’s 12th bonded winery after Prohibition, but the family’s storied history with winemaking dates back to the late 1800s. Family owned and operated and one of Washington State’s premier wineries, Quilceda Creek has dedicated itself to producing world-class Cabernet Sauvignon. The wines of Quilceda Creek have been an expression of five vineyards in the coveted Horse Heaven Hills and Red Mountain American Viticultural Areas (AVA). Champoux Vineyard is one of the oldest vineyards in Washington State and the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown there have produced five of Quilceda Creek’s perfect 100-point wines. Grapes for the sixth 100-point wine were sourced from Galitzine Vineyard in the Red Mountain AVA. Today, Paul Golitzin oversees all aspects of winemaking and vineyard operations, pursuing the same standard of excellence that brought Quilceda Creek to world prominence.