Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

SKU C0254


The 2001 vintage produced the finest raw material we had ever seen at Quilceda. It was really exciting going through the various vineyard sections selecting only the very best lots to go into the cabernet. We knew we had a very special wine from the start and it has really developed into greatness. This wine has a wonderful texture showcasing layers of black and red fruits interwoven with cocoa powder, leather, vanilla, and minerals. This is an amazing wine that must be tasted again and again.
Category Red Wine
Country United States
Region Washington
Brand Quilceda Creek
  • wa98

Wine AdvocateThe dark ruby-colored 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon (3,150 cases) contains 3% Cabernet Franc. This spectacular wine explodes from the glass with loads of flowers (mostly violets), cassis, black cherries, blackberries, and underlying fresh herbs. Feeling like liquid satin on the palate, it is broad, densely-packed, and has stupendous depth. A refined effort, its medium to full-bodied personality is crammed with highly-detailed black fruits and loads of exquisitely ripe tannin. In addition, the taster has the distinct feeling that this wine is holding much of its fruit in reserve... This blockbuster has it all! Projected maturity: 2007-2018. They've done it again!

Pierre Rovani, August 2004
  • we95

Wine EnthusiastThis is an almost-pure, Champoux Vineyard Cabernet, the best of the best. It's extremely aromatic, rich and textured, tight and dense. As it slowly opens it reveal layer upon layer of black fruits, mineral, salt and lovely, evanescent hints of herb. It does not show its 14.9% alcohol except for a slight bit of heat in the finish. Very, very young; Quilceda Creek Cabs may be the longest lived in Washington.

Paul Gregutt, August 31, 2004
  • st95

International Wine CellarBright medium ruby. Explosive, pungent aromas of dark raspberry, baking spices and cocoa powder. Then fat, lush and deep, with powerful flavors of raspberry, minerals and baking chocolate. Began slightly clenched but expanded impressively with aeration to show a seductively plump texture. Finishes fat, minerally and very long, with big but fine-grained tannins and a hint of nuts. A high-pH (3.8), high-tannin cabernet that appears to have the sheer material for extended bottle aging. Splendid. 95 points.

Stephen Tanzer, November 2004
  • ws94

Wine SpectatorIntense and remarkably harmonious, this wine hangs its broad and generous flavors on a very fine, polished texture. It brims with spice-scented cherry, red currant and herb flavors, lingering impressively on the plush finish. Drink now through 2010. 3,150 cases made.

Harvey Steiman, September 30, 2004