Quilceda Creek Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Ratings on Delectable

Jesse Pender Delectable Pro

Assistant Winemaker Delicato Family Vineyards

In amazing shape for 13 years old. Tannins were firm and plentiful. Seems like I missed the sweet spot on this wine and might have been better to drink at 10 years or younger.

In amazing shape for 13 years old. Tannins were firm and plentiful. Seems like I missed the sweet spot on this wine and might have been better to drink at 10 years or younger.

9.0

Mike Steffel Delectable Pro

A ton of black fruit. Almost 10 years of age and will easily go for another 7-10

A ton of black fruit. Almost 10 years of age and will easily go for another 7-10

10

Erin Bender Delectable Pro

Oh my goodness

Oh my goodness

10

Scott T Delectable Pro

VP/Senior Wine Specialist Christie's

From magnum Needs a second look. Should improve over the course of the evening. Served at private Christie's event

From magnum Needs a second look. Should improve over the course of the evening. Served at private Christie's event

9.2

Bob McDonald

Purple tinges. Youthful looking even at 13 years of age. Probably should have decanted over an hour before drinking rather than 30 Minutes. A little closed on the bouquet initially. On palate there are unbelievably silky velvety tannins - oak is totally integrated with the plum and blackberry. Still with a future. Not particularly Bordeaux-like but the silkiness and balance are winners. Thoroughly delicious. Next in 1 to 2 years.

Purple tinges. Youthful looking even at 13 years of age. Probably should have decanted over an hour before drinking rather than 30 Minutes. A little closed on the bouquet initially. On palate there are unbelievably silky velvety tannins - oak is totally integrated with the plum and blackberry. Still with a future. Not particularly Bordeaux-like but the silkiness and balance are winners. Thoroughly delicious. Next in 1 to 2 years.

9.5

Bill Bender

En mag and a really disappointing experience here. For me Quilceda needs 10 years at a minimum to start showing some secondary characteristics and exhibit what makes it unique. At age 13 this was a dorky adolescent. Very disjointed, heat, oak and a massive tannic unyielding monster. Not an indictment of the maker because I think these can be tremendous when they are at their best. Hold and hope.

En mag and a really disappointing experience here. For me Quilceda needs 10 years at a minimum to start showing some secondary characteristics and exhibit what makes it unique. At age 13 this was a dorky adolescent. Very disjointed, heat, oak and a massive tannic unyielding monster. Not an indictment of the maker because I think these can be tremendous when they are at their best. Hold and hope.

8.6

Sarah Smith

Very smooth. Easy to drink with or without food.

Very smooth. Easy to drink with or without food.

9.3

Stephen Redenbaugh

Lean, still plenty of mid-weight tannin, shedding primary fruit. But oak and alcohol more integrated than when last tasted. Leaning towards the savory, herbal range with eucalyptus and sage notes. Very interesting historically and intellectlly, but juicy, sweet and jammy?? Not at all. I still loved the wine and wanted a juicy slice of rare tenderloin.

Lean, still plenty of mid-weight tannin, shedding primary fruit. But oak and alcohol more integrated than when last tasted. Leaning towards the savory, herbal range with eucalyptus and sage notes. Very interesting historically and intellectlly, but juicy, sweet and jammy?? Not at all. I still loved the wine and wanted a juicy slice of rare tenderloin.

9.4

Chris Danner

9.5 for 9 years of marital bliss! happy anniversary to us! i will i will again mi amor!

9.5 for 9 years of marital bliss! happy anniversary to us! i will i will again mi amor!

9.5

Michael Park

Good structure

Good structure

9.2