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Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

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Vintage: 2021
  • JS 98
  • OB 100
  • VIN 96
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Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 is a standout wine that combines tradition with a modern twist, brought to life under the watchful eye of winemaker Alex Stewart. This exquisite bottle is crafted at the esteemed Quilceda Creek winery, located in the heart of Washington’s wine country. It’s a wine that captures the essence of its region, providing an unforgettable tasting experience.

The Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2021, primarily sourced from the Champoux Vineyard (90%) with a small but significant contribution from the Mach One Vineyard (10%), is a testament to the quality of these vineyards. The wine undergoes meticulous aging for 22 months in 100% new French oak barrels, ensuring that each sip delivers a depth of flavor and a complexity that is truly remarkable.

Upon pouring, the wine presents a mesmerizing color palette that captures the eye, deep and inviting. The aroma is a lavish bouquet of mint, black fruit, cinnamon, and sandalwood, with an undercurrent of blueberry and floral notes that promise an engaging tasting journey. This fragrance is the prelude to a tasting experience that is both rich and harmonious.

The palate is greeted with a blend that is nothing short of spectacular. The Creek Cabernet Sauvignon carries flavors of dark red and black fruits, elegantly intertwined with subtle notes of rosemary and spice, all balanced by a vibrant acidity that adds a fresh dimension to the wine. The texture is silky, with fine tannins that weave through the tasting experience, providing a structure that is both firm and inviting.

Critical acclaims for this wine underscore its exceptional quality. James Suckling awarded it a stunning 98 points, highlighting its seamless integration of flavors and beautifully integrated tannins. Vinous praised its elegance and depth, giving it 96 points for its bombshell aroma and long, staining finish. Owen Bargreen’s perfect score of 100 points celebrates the wine’s generous palate, concentrated fruits, and elegant mouthfeel, calling it a “show stopper” and possibly the finest Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ever tasted.

The Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 is more than just a wine; it’s a reflection of meticulous viticulture and winemaking. The winery, with its commitment to excellence, has once again proven its ability to produce world-class wines. This Cabernet Sauvignon, with its rich layers of flavor and impeccable balance, is a proud addition to the Quilceda Creek wine portfolio.

Previous vintages of Quilceda Creek wines, including the renowned 2020 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon and the exceptional 2014 Quilceda Creek Cabernet, have set a high bar for quality and excellence. The 2020 vintage, with its Quilceda Creek CVR 2021 and the 2020 Quilceda Creek Palengat Cabernet Sauvignon, showcased the winery’s ability to blend complexity with elegance, offering rich layers of flavor that captivated critics and enthusiasts alike. The Quilceda Creek Vintners have consistently demonstrated their expertise in crafting world-class wines, with the 2015 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2016 Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon standing out as examples of their dedication to excellence. The 2018 vintage further solidified Quilceda Creek’s reputation, highlighting the winery’s commitment to producing premier Washington State wines that are both expressive and memorable.

The Quilceda Creek Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, sourced from prestigious sites like the Palengat and Wallula Vineyards, encapsulates the essence of the region with its lush profiles of red and black fruit, notably black currant. This full-bodied wine, crafted under the expertise of Paul Golitzin, director of winemaking, beautifully integrates the structure of Cabernet Franc with the intensity of Champoux, Lake Wallula, and Palengat vineyards. As enthusiasts look forward to securing their bottles through en primeur futures, it’s important to note that shipping rates vary for destinations, including considerations for PGK (Papua N Guinean Kina). The price, once set, includes the wine being bottled and stored with the producer, though it excludes shipping and tariffs, and purchasers should check with duty and sales tax. This careful attention to detail ensures each bottle of Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia is a testament to Quilceda Creek’s commitment to excellence, stored and ready for those who appreciate the finer nuances of Washington State’s terroir.

The 2014 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon was another milestone year for Quilceda Creek, as it continued to impress with its depth and sophistication. This vintage, along with the Quilceda Creek 2014 Cabernet, exemplified the winery’s knack for blending the finest grapes from select vineyards to create wines that are not only structured and complex but also beautifully balanced. Whether it’s the 2020 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon or the Quilceda Creek 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon, each bottle from Quilceda Creek tells a story of meticulous winemaking and a passion for excellence that spans decades, making Quil Ceda Creek a symbol of luxury in the world of wine.

Enjoying this quilceda creek cabernet is an experience that goes beyond the glass. It’s a journey through the vibrant vineyards of Champoux and Mach One, a taste of the meticulous care and passion that goes into every bottle of Quilceda Creek red wine. Whether you’re a connoisseur or new to the world of wine, the Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 is sure to leave a lasting impression, embodying the very essence of what makes cabernet on the creek so special.

22 reviews for Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

  1. Mary Zehender

    I’m in love with the cocoa and violet hints in the Quilceda Creek Vintners’ offering. It’s like a bouquet in a bottle.

  2. Ruth Guinn

    The Quilceda Creek Winery’s blend of baking spice and forest floor is unique and intriguing. Definitely worth a try.

  3. Andrew Rose

    The dark chocolate and smoke notes in the Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 were unexpected but delightful.

  4. Bobbie Litchford

    The black cherry flavor in the Quilceda Creek Wine is a game-changer. It’s like a party in your mouth.

  5. Lennie Hicks

    The Quilceda Creek Red Wine is a must-try. The subtle vanilla flavor mixed with dark fruit is a match made in wine heaven.

  6. Michael Hatfield

    Sipping on the Quilceda Creek Cabernet, and I’m loving the blend of cassis and plum, giving it a unique taste.

  7. Harold Canter

    Just tried the Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2021. Love the hints of blackberry and a dash of oak. Perfect for a chill evening.

  8. Mary Rufino

    Quilceda Creek Winery has created a masterpiece with their cabernet on the creek. The cherry and blueberry flavors are simply divine.

  9. Bernice Tillis

    Quil Ceda Creek’s latest, the Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2021, is an absolute masterpiece. The quilceda creek red wine is a symphony of flavors, with dominant notes of plum and vanilla, and a subtle hint of leather. An absolute must try!

  10. Marcy Hayes

    The cream and cigar hints in the Quilceda Creek Red Wine give it a sophisticated edge. Perfect for a classy night in.

  11. Carol Brown

    The espresso and savory notes in the Quilceda Creek Wine are a delightful surprise. It’s like a trip to an Italian cafe.

  12. Tam Rollins

    The Quilceda Creek Red Wine has this earthy and blackcurrant mix that gives it a well-rounded taste.

  13. Paul Perry

    A bottle of Quilceda Creek wine never disappoints. The quil ceda creek’s blend of chocolate and leather notes was a delight to my palate.

  14. Robert Reeves

    The raspberry and red fruit in the Quilceda Creek Cabernet give it a refreshing twist. Great for a sunny day.

  15. Nikita Hoar

    Just had the Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 and it’s sensational! The blackberry and dark fruit flavors blend well with the oak and chocolate notes. Quilceda Creek winery has truly outdone themselves with this one!

  16. Robbie Mahr

    I can’t get enough of the Quilceda Creek Cabernet, the licorice and pepper flavors are bold and intense.

  17. Timothy Benitez

    The Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 is a class apart. Its graphite and cedar notes make it a standout.

  18. Jeremy Fontaine

    The Quilceda Creek Vintners have outdone themselves with the Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2021. The tobacco flavor was surprisingly nice.

  19. Alton Myklebust

    The clove and caramel in the Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 is an interesting mix. It’s like a holiday in a glass.

  20. Ruth Barksdale

    The minerals and jam touches in the Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 make it a surefire hit at any gathering.

  21. Velvet Hwang

    The mocha and menthol blend in the Quilceda Creek Cabernet is both comforting and invigorating.

  22. Rick Hunt

    The Quilceda Creek Wine with its mint and coffee undertones is just the right beverage to wind down after a long day.

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Is Quilceda Creek a good wine?

Quilceda Creek stands as one of the most acclaimed wineries in the United States, boasting twenty-six 100-point ratings from six distinct critics, including Wine Advocate, Decanter, International Wine Report, and OwenBargreen.com.

Who owns Quilceda Creek?

Alex Golitzin & Jeanette Golitzin

Critical Acclaim

JS 98
James Suckling
With 90% of the grapes from Champoux Vineyard and 10% from Mach One Vineyard, this blend could have been labeled Horse Heaven Hills and is certainly no less a standout than the vineyard-designate bottlings. Mint, black fruit, cinnamon, sandalwood, blueberry and floral notes form a seamless whole, wrapped in beautifully integrated, fine tannins.
OB 100
Owen Bargreen
The 2021 ‘Columbia Valley’ mainly comes from the Champoux Vineyard (90%) with the remainder coming from the Mach One Vineyard. A range of Cabernet Sauvignon clones are blended into this wine that spent 20 months in all new French oak before bottling. The aromatics really pop here with violets alongside potpourri and Turkish coffee, sandalwood, allspice dusted dates and shades of black licorice. The palate is generous, weightless and very generous as this is a total show stopper. Concentrated blue and black fruits with walnut, with creme de violette all brilliantly combine with the elegant mid-palate mouthfeel. Finishing extremely long, this is nothing short of perfection in a bottle. I don’t say this lightly but this is arguably the finest ‘Columbia Valley’ Cabernet Sauvignon that I have ever tasted. Give this three hours or more in the decanter if enjoying now. Drink 2024-2044
VIN 96
Vinous
Aromatically stunning. The 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon is a bombshell, opening with a mentholated freshness that gives way to sweet sage, sandalwood, lavender, white smoke and cinnamon-dusted currant. It's elegant yet sincere, with silken textures and vibrant acidity that motivates its depths of dark red and black fruits, all complicated by hints of rosemary and spice. This finishes long and staining, with beautifully round tannins that present a structured yet not severe sensation. The 2021 tapers off long and unexpectedly fresh. This is a blend of 90% Champoux and 10% Mach One.

What does Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 taste like?


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Smooth
Tannic
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Acidic
Earthy Flavors of the wine

leather, graphite, earthy

Red Fruit flavors of the wine

cherry, raspberry, red fruit

Oaky Flavors of the wine

oak, chocolate, tobacco

apple, pear, apricot

Black Fruit Flavors of the wine

blackberry, cassis, plum

Aromas and Flavors of Spices in the wine

licorice, pepper, mint

Citrus notes found in the wine

orange, orange peel

cream, banana, cheese

Vegetal notes found in the wine

green bell pepper, bell pepper, asparagus

fig, prune, dried fruit

passion fruit, pineapple, tropical

Floral aromas found in the wine

violet, lavender, rose petal

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Quilceda Creek Winery, nestled in Washington State, has carved a niche for itself in the world of winemaking since its opening in 1978. Founded by Alex Golitzin, with a vision to craft unparalleled Cabernet Sauvignons, this winery has stayed true to its roots, focusing solely on producing Cabernet Sauvignon that's in a league of its own. Located in a region blessed with the ideal wine-growing conditions, Quilceda Creek has access to some of the most prestigious vineyards in the Columbia Valley, including the famous Champoux Vineyard, Mach One Vineyard, Palengat and Wallula Vineyards. These vineyards are the backbone of their wines, providing the depth and concentration that wine enthusiasts have come to adore. Under the guidance of Paul Golitzin, Alex's son, the winery's commitment...check our brand Quilceda Creek

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