I thought by now that there would be a long thread on the Quilceda Creek 99 wines from the open house yesterday. I know some of you received your wine shipments earlier, but had not seen anyone posting as having opened one. Well, I picked mine up at the winery yesterday morning; they were kind enough to let me pick it up early. I was just overnighting in Seattle on a return trip from AK and it happened to coincide with the open house. Its early to evaluate these wines and 8 AM Saturday morning was especially so. The 99 Cab is all that RP (actually P-A Rovani) says it is. Its not profoundly dark in the glass, nor was it giving a lot on the nose, but the wine I had was freshly opened and right out of the bottle. But in the mouth its impressive, I found some liquorish and anise on the palate along with spice and chocolate. The finish goes on and on, but its obscured by some leathery tannins at present. Im not touching any of my six coveted bottles for at least a year or two. The 99 Merlot is also very good, but Im not a big merlot fan and would did not buy any of it. Its about on a par with the Pride Merlots Ive had from the last couple vintages.