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2009 Quilceda Creek Vintners Cabernet Sauvignon Galitzine Vineyard Red Mountain
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94(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2012

(includes 1% merlot):  Bright medium ruby.  Cassis aroma lifted by sandalwood.  Densely packed and intense, with terrific energy to its chewy flavors of dark berries, licorice pastille and minerals.  Less plush and harmonious today than the estate's flagship cabernet but this superconcentrated wine (made from a yield of just 1.5 tons per acre, according to Paul Golitzin) boasts a serious tannic spine and great energy and length.  Should be the best release for this bottling.  It's blacker than the cabernet and less seamless today but I would not bet against this chewy bottling in the long run.

96 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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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...
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