TN: 2002 Quilceda Creek Merlot

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Just another typical QC wine, big, tannic and oaky…truth be told, I’ve had more lousy QC’s than good ones, and no great ones.

Hopefully this will get better in a couple of hours and I can at least drink it.

interesting…I have some ‘03’s that i haven’t yet tasted.the consensus of the notes on CT seems to be that
it is still way too early for these…

perhaps the ’02 should sleep for another few years

yea, in a coffin buried six feet under.

I have found the Merlot in particular to really, REALLY show its oak in its youth. A LOT! Way more than the Cab. But then I had this religious experience, so have faith:

  • 2000 Quilceda Creek Merlot - USA, Washington (10/15/2009)
    Consumed across two nights. Wow, this is pretty serious. I have had several Quilceda Merlot but with a little less age on them, and in their youth they show a LOT of oak. If I were tasting this blind I would be making some comparisons to 1991 and 1994 Dominus. The wine is very ripe with some black fruit, cocoa, smoke, some dusty notes and a yearning similarity to a very ripe vintage right bank Bordeaux. Where it clearly verges into Washington is a high-toned raspberry element on the nose. Still very dusty and tannic even after 9 years, this is a powerfully structured wine. I have been aggressively moving away from Washington and towards French wines, but this is definitely a wine to make one sit up and pay serious attention to Washington. Wow. (94 pts.)

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Eric, I’ve had one really nice bottle of the 98 Merlot a few years ago but nothing since.

Fucking Merlot…are you kidding me? [popcorn.gif]