Quintessa 2014 Rutherford [6/cs]

quintessa rutherford
California Napa Valley
Cabernet and Cabernet Blends
Type: Red Table Wine
Vintage: 2014

The 2014 Quintessa is a deep wine from an exceptional vintage. Dark and rich, this wine expresses harmony between fruit and earth. With supple tannins in balance with lively acidity, this is a wine of depth and richness, balance and purity.

 

Rarely do you find a wine that is seamless from start to finish. This wine entices with aromas of violets mingled with red and black fruit. On the palate, it is rich and concentrated, finishing with elegant well-balanced tannins. This is truly an exceptional wine from a textbook growing season.

 

“Aromas of spearmint, sweet tobacco, cigars and blackcurrants follow through to a medium to full body, very polished and refined tannins and an intense finish. Extremely fine and long. Savoury. Extremely long finish. Biodynamically grown.”

97 points, JamesSuckling.com, Jan 2017

 

“The three red wines are represented best by the flagship wine, the 2014 Quintessa Proprietary Red from their vineyards in Rutherford. A beautiful floral, black raspberry and blackcurrant nose soars from this dense ruby/purple wine. Medium-bodied, beautifully rich and layered, the emphasis is on discreet yet intense flavours, power allied with elegance, and wonderfully supple, lush tannins. This wine has great balance, purity, and presence on the palate and should evolve beautifully for two decades or more.
This is probably the best set of wines I have yet tasted from the Huneeus family, who own this beautiful property off the Silverado Trail south of the Meadowood Resort.”

94 points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Oct 2016