Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2012


SKU 06201


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
Country United States
Region Washington
Appellation Columbia Valley
Brand Quilceda Creek
Alcohol/vol 15%
  • 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