Quilceda Creek, Cabernet Sauvignon Washington 1999

Full ruby. The nose is creamy, coffee-like, displays a mix of deep berry fruit with an intense core, accented in gunsmoke, saddle leather, tree sap, loam, and eucalyptus. The palate is full, runs straight down the line, and its well-founded tannins give it energy. It lengthens well, has a drumbeat of continuity, and expands into a minted, dark finish of chocolate and earth. Now – 2029+.

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