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QUILCEDA CREEK Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

(Columbia Valley, WA) $199

For decades, Quilceda Creek has been the iconic Washington State producer of Cabernets with a cult following—Cabernets that are so unbelievably delicious, they sell out almost before they hit the market. The texture of the wines is pure velvet. The flavors yin yang back and forth between vibrant black cherry/blackberry notes and compelling “dark” flavors reminiscent of leather, peat, espresso, and cigar box. This is a Cabernet with a “lit from within” sense of aliveness. It fills your palate from every direction. Quilceda Creek was founded in 1978 by the Golitzin family, making it one of the oldest family-owned wineries in Washington. In a blind Cabernet tasting I did recently (which included Sassicaia and Château Ducru Beaucaillou—both of which are more expensive), the Quilceda came out on top.

98 points KM

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