Label Image
2006 Quilceda Creek Vintners Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley
Not Yet Rated Be the first to rate this wine
Expert Ratings
  ST
   95(+?)
WS
 94
read the reviews

Begin Your Search


WineAccess Travel Log


Read stories from the world's greatest wine trails.

Expert Reviews

95(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2009

($125) Good deep ruby-red. Cassis, licorice pastille, violet, incense and sexy smoky oak on the nose. Densely packed, intense and sweet but the most backward and primary of these 2006s. Wonderfully full, chocolatey fruit saturates the palate. Quilceda Creek's flagship bottling has become more of a competition wine lately than this producer's examples in the '80s and '90s, but this very powerful wine boasts greater vibrancy and focus than recent vintages and seems as much Pauillac in character as Napa Valley cult wine. Finishes ripe but classically dry, with terrific medicinal reserve and slowly building tannins that reach the front teeth. A bit youthfully monolithic now, this really demands cellaring.

94 Points | Wine Spectator

Member Ratings

Your Rating & Review
0 Member Ratings

Be the first to rate this wine

Greyed Out Ratings Graph

Explore

Varietal Image
Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon built its reputation on Bordeaux's Left Bank. Here, in the district of Medoc, the varietal is the key component of blended wines that also may include some Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and even Malbec and Petit Verdot. Moving slightly south, Cabernet Sauvignon meets Merlot in roughly equal proportions in the red wines of Graves. In both of these Bordeaux regions, the top bottles...
Read More »