2002 Quilceda Creek Columbia Valley Red
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Wine Advocate (97-100) The dark ruby-colored 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon (3,400 cases) contains 2% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc. It displays blackberry, tar, violet, herb, and cassis aromas that lead to a velvety-textured, penetrating character. Effortlessly sporting that mind-boggling juxtaposition of power and elegance, it slathers the palate with red cherries, blackberries, raspberries, cassis liqueur, and spices. Immensely rich yet fresh, this broad, expansive wine is plush, packed with sweet tan...
International Wine CellarBright, deep ruby-red. Pungent nose combines black raspberry, black cherry and baking spices. Fat and sweet but primary; del ivers an impressive blast of fruit. Not yet complex but this compellingly sweet wine shows a very refined tex ture. Finishes with ripe, building, very suave tannins and a strong flavor of chocolate. Paul Golitzin told me that there's more Taransaud in this vintage than previously, as Quilceda Creek is phasing out its Seguin-Moreau barrels. Offers great potential: will it eq...
Vintage ChartRating for United States-Washington: 89 (average year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: too young, let it sit<br/>
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