Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

$199.00

SKU C0270

750ml

Share
The 2012 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley is a seamless wine that coats the entire palate with copious amounts of blackberry, blueberry and cassis fruit with complex soy, smoke, graphite, spice and mineral undertones. All of this deep and rich fruit is perfectly complemented by additional floral suggestions of Hyacinth and Lavender. This classic wine should age effortlessly for 20+ years. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2012 growing season began with a cool spring that was quickly followed with average to above average temperatures for the remaining vintage. Temperatures held strong in the mid to upper 80's through most of July and August. The moderate temperatures allowed for even ripening and physiological maturity.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country United States
Region Washington
Appellation Columbia Valley
Brand Quilceda Creek
Alcohol/vol 15%
  • wa98

Wine AdvocateThe 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is brilliant. Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, mostly from the famous Champoux Vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills, it was aged all in new oak and bottled unfined and unfiltered. It offers a captivating bouquet of black cherry liqueur and cassis-like fruit, Asian spice, coffee bean and lead pencil shavings to go with a full-bodied, ripe, seamless and hedonistic style on the palate. One of the more approachable, opulent examples of this cuvee, it has no hard edges, plenty of tannin and a massive, heady finish. Give it 2-4 years in the cellar and enjoy bottles through 2032.

Jeb Dunnuck, June 2015
  • ws96

Wine SpectatorPolished, focused and generous, with red plum and cherry flavors in an elegant package, framed with fine tannins. A savory, meaty note runs through this at a subterranean level. Lingers beautifully. Drink now through 2028. 4,125 cases made.

Harvey Steiman, November 30, 2015
  • we95

Wine EnthusiastAll Cabernet from Champoux, Klipsun, Palengat and Wallula vineyards, this wine offers aromas of blackberry, incense, blueberry, pencil lead and barrel spices. On the palate, it's tightly wound with black fruit flavors and a firm backbone of tannins. The oak is primary right now. It needs extended time in the cellar to show itself fully, and will be best from 2022-2030.

Sean Sullivan, November 1, 2015