09-14-2007 09-14-2007
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2377 Boston
September 14, 2007 06:00 PMCalender
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*Quilceda Creek Cabernet 1996 (1 bt) 1998 (2 bts) 1999 (3 bts) 2001 (3 bts) 2002 (5 bts) 2003 (3 bts)

$3,944$3,300
Auction: Fine Wines - 2377 Location: Boston Date / Time: September 14, 2007 6:00PM

Description:

*Quilceda Creek Cabernet 1996 (1 bt) 1998 (2 bts) 1999 (3 bts) 2001 (3 bts) 2002 (5 bts) 2003 (3 bts)
Washington
2002 Tasting Note: "The 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon was fashioned from 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc. It offers a boisterous rosemary and black fruit-scented nose. Big, broad, and chewy, this medium to full-bodied wine is packed with black fruits, spices, and hints of tar. It is masculine, concentrated, and in need of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2020." P. Rovani for R. Parker, 100 pts. 04/06 2003 Tasting Note: "Unlike some minuscule production 'cult' wines or luxury cuvees culled from a winery's primary product that have earned perfect scores over the years, Quilceda Creek's Cabernet Sauvignon is the winery's raison d'etre and is produced in significant quantities (3,400 cases in 2002, 3,425 in 2003). For accomplishing this feat the Golitzens should be doubly proud. Darker colored and significantly more powerful than the 2002, the 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon displays mouth-watering aromatics of black chocolate, sage, and blackberry liqueur. Its awe-inspiring core of cassis liqueur, violets, blueberry nectar, black cherry syrup, and chocolate is immensely muscular yet elegant. Texturally reminiscent of liquid velvet, it slathers the palate with oodles of fruit, displaying unreal depth, balance, and length. Wow! Projected maturity: 2010-2024. Congratulations Alex and Paul, welcome to the big leagues." P. Rovani for R. Parker, 100 pts. 04/06 17 bottles
Estimate $2,100-3,100

Keywords

Creek Cabernet, Quilceda Creek