2018 Quilceda Creek CVR Release

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2018 Quilceda Creek CVR Release

#1 Post by FMansfield » October 16th, 2020, 2:21 pm

Curious if anyone has any insight on the 2018 Quilceda Creek CVR Release, how the 2018 vintage was for Washington. I know it was spectacular for California, but curious about Washington. I realize CVR is their base wine, but it’s still good.

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Re: 2018 Quilceda Creek CVR Release

#2 Post by Jmigliano » October 16th, 2020, 6:54 pm

Will buy it. For $45 hard to beat.
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#3 Post by Kris Patten » October 16th, 2020, 7:49 pm

2018 was very good in WA. Really good fruit and nice structure and acid balance.
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#4 Post by Mike Maguire » October 17th, 2020, 7:11 am

Jmigliano wrote:
October 16th, 2020, 6:54 pm
Will buy it. For $45 hard to beat.
If you can find it for that price load up, $70 from the winery

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#5 Post by Nicholas C » October 17th, 2020, 8:00 am

Mike Maguire wrote:
October 17th, 2020, 7:11 am
Jmigliano wrote:
October 16th, 2020, 6:54 pm
Will buy it. For $45 hard to beat.
If you can find it for that price load up, $70 from the winery
The winery confirmed to me yesterday pricing is the same they released the 2017 at back in May

$45 for the 750mls
$100 for the mags

Will prob get a case of each
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#6 Post by Paul R. » October 19th, 2020, 9:10 am

Any idea on how oaky it is? I was introduced to QC by a friend and really enjoyed the CVR until I made the list and purchased the '14 which had substantially more oak influence. Bought a couple more times but have started to question whether I like their "newer" style. $45 is an good deal for the the style of '13s and '12s that I have had multiple times, but curious on whether the more oak forward style is here to stay. Thanks.
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#7 Post by Chris Seiber » October 19th, 2020, 9:19 am

As far as I know, it always had a very oaky style. I found the CVR wines pretty well buried under the oak and not much fun, but then if you set them aside for 8+ years or something they actually became quite good. Of course, still in a modern, powerful, dense style, but a good version of that once they aged enough.

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#8 Post by Paul R. » October 19th, 2020, 10:59 am

Thanks Chris.
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Re: 2018 Quilceda Creek CVR Release

#9 Post by Mike Maguire » October 19th, 2020, 3:13 pm

Mike Maguire wrote:
October 17th, 2020, 7:11 am
Jmigliano wrote:
October 16th, 2020, 6:54 pm
Will buy it. For $45 hard to beat.
If you can find it for that price load up, $70 from the winery
My apologies, just got my offer indeed $45 per bottle.I don’t know what I was thinking about [new-here.gif]

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#10 Post by Steve Crawford » October 19th, 2020, 5:09 pm

Chris Seiber wrote:
October 19th, 2020, 9:19 am
As far as I know, it always had a very oaky style. I found the CVR wines pretty well buried under the oak and not much fun, but then if you set them aside for 8+ years or something they actually became quite good. Of course, still in a modern, powerful, dense style, but a good version of that once they aged enough.
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#11 Post by Nicholas C » October 20th, 2020, 10:34 am

Just called and put in my order. Decided on 18 bottles and 3 mags.
Doing a curbside pickup to save on the shipping as I have a few cases from prior releases they have been holding onto as well.
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Re: 2018 Quilceda Creek CVR Release

#12 Post by Gray G » October 20th, 2020, 12:33 pm

Chris Seiber wrote:
October 19th, 2020, 9:19 am
As far as I know, it always had a very oaky style. I found the CVR wines pretty well buried under the oak and not much fun, but then if you set them aside for 8+ years or something they actually became quite good. Of course, still in a modern, powerful, dense style, but a good version of that once they aged enough.
hard to understand "very oaky" for this wine
been enjoying for over 15 years and I am not a fan of "very oaky"
the 17 is very good now
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#13 Post by Scott E. » October 20th, 2020, 12:50 pm

Minimum order in multiples of 6 bottles now... still a buy for me. Cheers!
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#14 Post by Chris Seiber » October 20th, 2020, 1:25 pm

Gray G wrote:
October 20th, 2020, 12:33 pm
Chris Seiber wrote:
October 19th, 2020, 9:19 am
As far as I know, it always had a very oaky style. I found the CVR wines pretty well buried under the oak and not much fun, but then if you set them aside for 8+ years or something they actually became quite good. Of course, still in a modern, powerful, dense style, but a good version of that once they aged enough.
hard to understand "very oaky" for this wine
been enjoying for over 15 years and I am not a fan of "very oaky"
the 17 is very good now
just sayin
Maybe you and I just perceive that differently, or have a different point when "oaky" crosses over to "very oaky," which is totally fine if we do. Last ones I had were probably from 10+ years ago, too.

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#15 Post by dsimmons » October 20th, 2020, 1:51 pm

For my tastes quite a bargain. Just ordered a case for me and my wine group. I find it approachable young but it also rewards cellaring.
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#16 Post by JeremyMullman » October 20th, 2020, 2:04 pm

Scott E. wrote:
October 20th, 2020, 12:50 pm
Minimum order in multiples of 6 bottles now... still a buy for me. Cheers!
Deal breaker for me. Too bad.

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Re: 2018 Quilceda Creek CVR Release

#17 Post by Gray G » October 20th, 2020, 2:30 pm

Chris Seiber wrote:
October 20th, 2020, 1:25 pm
Gray G wrote:
October 20th, 2020, 12:33 pm
Chris Seiber wrote:
October 19th, 2020, 9:19 am
As far as I know, it always had a very oaky style. I found the CVR wines pretty well buried under the oak and not much fun, but then if you set them aside for 8+ years or something they actually became quite good. Of course, still in a modern, powerful, dense style, but a good version of that once they aged enough.
hard to understand "very oaky" for this wine
been enjoying for over 15 years and I am not a fan of "very oaky"
the 17 is very good now
just sayin
Maybe you and I just perceive that differently, or have a different point when "oaky" crosses over to "very oaky," which is totally fine if we do. Last ones I had were probably from 10+ years ago, too.
so then, you aren't a fan yet the 17 is drinking well now and is not oaky...maybe the style is different now, the only constant is change and maybe you should reconsider your comment
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Re: 2018 Quilceda Creek CVR Release

#18 Post by FMansfield » October 20th, 2020, 4:42 pm

Picked up a six pack. Will be a good daily drinker.
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#19 Post by Gray G » October 20th, 2020, 5:24 pm

in for a bunch, to add to all the other bottles, great deal
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#20 Post by Colin Haggerty » October 21st, 2020, 1:38 pm

I just ordered six 750 cc bottles and one magnum. The QPR with these wines tends to be very good.

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