Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 1999 1.5L

Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 1999 1.5L

SKU C0251


The '99 Cabernet Sauvignon is an infusion of black plum and spicy blueberries laden with anise, smoke, and minerals. This wine is thick in extract with a wonderful syrupy texture displaying many layers of sweet lush fruit. Drink 2005-2020.
Category Red Wine
Region United States, Washington
Brand Quilceda Creek
  • wa98

Wine AdvocateThe sumptuous 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon is a dark ruby-colored wine with mouth-watering aromas of highly expressive blackberries awash in toasted oak and roasting spices. Medium to full-bodied, thick, concentrated, and exquisitely balanced, this mouth-coating tour de force is densely packed with jammy black fruits and cassis liqueur. It combines elegance with power in a manner reminiscent of Chateaux Margaux's prodigious 1990. This velvety-textured wine is complete, with magnificent depth of fruit, a profound personality, and the requisite structure for long-term cellaring. Bravo! Projected maturity: 2006-2020.

Pierre Rovani, December 2002
  • ws94

Wine SpectatorDense and beautifully focused, firm texture, with bay leaf-scented cherry and currant flavors that last and last on the chewy finish. Built for the cellar, this has the intensity, length and depth to go on. Best after 2003. 2,300 cases made.

Harvey Steiman, November 15, 2002
  • st93+

International Wine CellarFull red-ruby. Highly nuanced nose combines sappy black raspberry, black cherry, spicy oak, loam and menthol, plus hints of meat and maple syrup. Offers a compelling combination of sweetness and grip. The lush palate is spicy but shapely and nicely delineated; not yet complex but already exudes lovely inner-mouth perfume. Very long, broad finish features substantial tannins that coat the entire mouth and dust the teeth. Shows the hint of austerity that promises a long and graceful evolution in bottle. Should rank among the best cabernets to date from this world-class producer.

Stephen Tanzer, September 2002
  • we93

Wine EnthusiastQuilceda makes big, muscular Cabernets, but the power is tightly controlled and never out of whack. Firm cherry fruit is edged with mixed spices from barrel aging. Still young and hard, this is a tannic wine that clearly has the stuffing and structure to age indefinitely, but if drunk now will require many hours of breathing time. Editors' Choice.

Paul Gregutt, June 1, 2002