2016 Quilceda Creek "Galitzine Vineyard" Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

SKU #1454391 98 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark From a site on Red Mountain, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Galitzine is a deeper, richer, more mineral-laced red and has a huge nose of dark chocolate, smoked earth, graphite, black licorice, and black fruits. It’s full-bodied, has tons of concentration and depth, as well as building tannins, yet it still stays seamless and elegant on the palate, with an incredible texture. It’s another full-bore, powerful, brilliant wine from this team that’s going to benefit from short term cellaring and cruise for two decades. 98+ Inner quote mark (4/2019)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Red fruited and expressive, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Galitzine Vineyard opens with the classic Red Mountain rusticity on the nose along with rich and elegant dark red fruits. Full-bodied, the palate has a crunchy minerality and firm tannins that will mellow in time. The focus here is clearly on the fruit, with the impressively well-integrated 100% new French oak lending seductive baking spices accents to the dark cherry and black raspberry expressions, followed by a slight tartness on the finish. This will do best after a few years in the cellar and will go for a decade or two. I look forward to revisiting this bottling over the next decade. Absolutely stunning! (AM) Inner quote mark (12/2019)

94 points Vinous

Outer quote mark Bright ruby-red. Inky aromas of boysenberry, cassis, blackberry and herbs convey a slightly medicinal quality. Medium-to-full-bodied, penetrating and still youthfully closed but already quite juicy thanks to fresh acidity, showing a strong Red Mountain blueberry character and underlying notes of minerals and bitter chocolate. Finishes with substantial tongue-dusting tannins that call for a good five or six years of cellaring. This distinctly reserved wine is a bit more sharply delineated but less creamy than the estate's flagship Cabernet, perhaps due to the cool late-summer weather in 2016; only time will tell if it's that wine's equal for sheer class. (ST) 94+ Inner quote mark (12/2019)

94 points Wine & Spirits

Outer quote mark From Quilceda’s 17-acre high-density Red Mountain planting devoted entirely to Clone 8 cabernet sauvignon, this wine is a masculine expression of Red Mountain, with its windborne herb scents of wild sage, cigar box, cedar and smoke, its concentrated fruit limned with a dark espresso accent. The wine tastes as if a compote of dark berry fruit was drizzled with olive oil, the textures powerful, gripping, flecked with fine soil tannins that feel granular and long. This is a baby. Cellar. Inner quote mark (10/2020)

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