Every single critic who has tried this terrific Cabernet loved it.
Bright full ruby. Medicinal black cherry and licorice aromas are complicated by a strong torrefaction element of chocolatey oak and musky espresso. Densely packed but juicy and light on its feet, and nicely penetrating for such a rich wine. The black cherry and chocolate flavors carry through on the long, firmly tannic but subtly sweet back end. Delivers an attractive blend of power and suavity. These vines, as well as the Chardonnay in Cold Creek vineyard, date back to the 1970s.
I loved the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Cold Creek Vineyard (100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 22 months in barrel). It has a still youthful purple color as well as plush, forward notes of smoky black fruits, licorice, tobacco, and barbecued meats. Rich, medium to full-bodied, and beautifully textured, it will keep for another decade, although there's no need to hold off. It's a smoking value.
And the Wine Advocate:
I loved the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Cold Creek Vineyard, and it’s 100% varietal from their estate vineyard in the Columbia Valley. Chocolate, smoked earth, violets, graphite and black and blue fruits all emerge from this beauty and it has plenty of mid-palate depth, good concentration and a great finish.
The vines which produced this 2014 Cold Creek Cabernet were actually planted by the great Andre Tchelistcheff in 1973. They’re on loam, sand and gravel soils and take advantage of extreme shifts of diurnal temperatures to lock in acidity. It’s a windy site that gives smaller, thick-skinned berries, borne out by the tannic, dense character of this wine. It's creamy, plush and full, and uppermost are blue and black berry fruits with a lick of pipe tobacco and woodsmoke. Though present, the acidity is perhaps drowned out a tad by the big structure, yet this has plenty of personality with a good future.
As Dunnuck says, this really is a smoking value in world class Cabernet…especially at 40% off!