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Columbia Valley

Columbia Valley AVA is larger than some states. At 18,000 square miles, or 11 million acres, the appellation covers almost half of Washington State and a small part of Oregon on the south side of the Columbia River. Established in 1984, Columbia Valley contains numerous sub appellations within its boundaries, including Yakima Valley AVA and Walla Walla AVA, both large and important wine districts. Columbia Valley AVA, generally called the Columbia Basin by Pacific Northwesterners, is in the Columbia River Plateau, and the AVA also includes a section of northeastern Oregon. There are dozens of microclimates within this appellation of about 7,000 vineyard acres. Many kinds of grapes are grown in the Columbia Valley, though the principal grapes planted are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Riesling, Syrah, Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc. Eastern Washington experiences very hot summers and cold winters, and the northern latitude means that Washington vineyards receive several more hours of sun in the summer than California vineyards. Grapes in Washington therefore have time to develop significant tannins and overall ripeness.

1992 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

WS  92   
ST  91   

1995 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

Light label condition issue

WA  92   
WS  90   
ST  90   

1995 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

WA  92   
WS  90   
ST  90   

1995 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

Label condition issue

WA  92   
WS  90   
ST  90   

1998 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

Light capsule condition issue; signs of past seepage

RP  96   
WS  94   
ST  93   
2 available
Bid *

1999 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

Light capsule condition issue; signs of past seepage

WA  98   
WS  94   
ST  93+    

2000 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

RP  94+    
WS  93   
ST  92-95   

2000 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

Elevated cork; signs of past seepage

RP  94+    
WS  93   
ST  92-95   

2000 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

Light capsule condition issue

RP  94+    
WS  93   
ST  92-95   

2002 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

WA  98   
WS  93   
ST  93+    
2 available
Bid *

2002 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

WA  98   
WS  93   
ST  93+    

2003 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

WA  100   
WS  95   
ST  95   
WS  #2 of 2006   
2 available
Bid

2006 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

WA  96   
ST  95+    
WS  94   
3 available
Bid *

2006 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

WA  96   
ST  95+    
WS  94   

2008 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

WE  99   
WA  97+    
WS  94   
3 available
Bid *

2008 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

WE  99   
WA  97+    
WS  94   
3 available
Bid *

2008 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

1.5ltr

WE  99   
WA  97+    
WS  94   

2009 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

Lightly depressed cork

WA  99   
WE  98   
WS  96   
ST  95   
WS  #60 of 2012   

2011 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

WA  96   
WS  93   
3 available
Bid *

2011 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

WA  96   
WS  93   
3 available
Bid *

2011 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

WA  96   
WS  93   

2013 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

WA  100   
ST  96   
WS  94   
WE  94   

2013 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

WA  100   
ST  96   
WS  94   
WE  94   

2014 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

WA  100   
WS  94   
2 available
Bid

2015 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

JD  99   
WA  96   
WS  94   
5 available
Bid *