Quintessa

Quintessa

Rutherford Red Blend 2017

Ron R
9.5

One of the best 17 vintage reds we have tasted. Beautifully balanced and textured. Right in the middle of its drinking window. So good we immediately bought more. — 8 days ago

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Deborah M

Deborah M

Oh the 17s are beautiful!
Sharon B

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Beautiful setting!

Le Pich

Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2017

David T
9.1

This is Purlieu’s sister winery. We were the second tasting given in their new facilities just on the edge of Napa as you approach from American Canyon.

We started our visit with a splash of their 17 Sauvignon Blanc as we toured their new facilities.

A hybrid of tropical & dry style. It has understated tropicals of mango, pineapple, white citrus, peach, cut grass, round acidity and nicely polished finish.

Photos of, their lobby, labels of the assorted different producers that make their wines there and their tasting bar.

For those of you not familiar with Le Pich, I took this from their site...Le Pich, which is the Wappo Indian term for "golden eagle," is the sister label of Napa Valley's esteemed Purlieu Wines. The wines are crafted by rising star winemaker Julien Fayard. Originally from France, Julien has lived in the Napa Valley since 2006, when he and his wife agreed to settle down by “meeting halfway” — between his home in France… and hers in Sonoma. In France, Julien worked in both Provence and Bordeaux, where he defined his core winemaking style at the exalted first growth Château Lafite-Rothschild (he even lived in Lafite’s grand château for a period) as well as at Smith Haut Lafitte. In Napa, Julien worked at Quintessa before joining Atelier Melka, where he spent five years as the Director of Winemaking. He has worked with the likes of Lail Vineyards, Gemstone, Dalla Valle, and more and his Le Pich wines are some of the best values we've found in Napa Valley.
— 4 years ago

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The Prisoner Wine Company

The Prisoner Napa Valley Zinfandel Blend

Very nice Zin blend.. Big dark fruit! We love Quintessa so had to give this wine a try. — 7 years ago

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Quintessa

Dragon's Terrace Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

More barrel tasting 🍷 — 3 years ago

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Faust

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Good stuff. Purple in the glass with aromas of baked fruit, herbs and vanilla. Classic Californian Cabernet flavours of jam, winter spice and berry fruits. Lovely smooth finish with some soft tannins and great lingering flavour. We'd all love to buy Quintessa every weekend but you need a strong budget for that, this is made by the same family with a more approachable price tag, enjoy. — 5 years ago

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Davis Family Vineyards

Rockpile Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

Kirk F
9.2

Tough duty going up against Quintessa. — 6 years ago

Michael MathewsMike RettkeRick Z
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Michael Mathews

Michael Mathews

4 bottles deep. Impressive. How was this one?
Kirk F

Kirk F

Very good. Have a couple more. You're in next time!

Quintessa

Illumination Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Love this producer and the Sauvignon Blanc offers texture, complexity, and length. The vibrancy and acidity pairs well with the sushi 🍣 and umami soy flavors. — 6 months ago

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Sharon B

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Sushi looks good! Nice pairing
Vanessa

Vanessa

@Sharon B Thank you! 🙏 ☺️ The sushi was delicious.

Le Pich

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

David T
9.2

The nose reveals; dark, floral currants. Ripe; blackberries, black plum, black raspberries blue fruits & dark cherries. Black licorice, lots of cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, clove, steeped dark fruit tea, soft volcanic minerals, soft leather, crushed dry rocks, blue & purple flowers with dark fresh & withering dark florals bouquet.

The body is full. The tannins nicely round & soft. The wine is juicy, delicious & easy to drink now. Ripe blackberries, black plum, black raspberries blue fruits & dark cherries. black licorice, lots of cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, clove, steeped dark fruit tea, soft volcanic minerals, soft leather, crushed dry rocks, suede leather, dry underbrush, mint, hints if dry herbs, woody notes, blue & purple flowers with dark fresh & withering dark florals bouquet. The acidity is well executed. The finish is round, balanced, juicy and delicious.

Photos of, their lobby, labels of the assorted different producers that make their wines there and their tasting bar.

For those of you not familiar with Le Pich, I took this from their site...Le Pich, which is the Wappo Indian term for "golden eagle," is the sister label of Napa Valley's esteemed Purlieu Wines. The wines are crafted by rising star winemaker Julien Fayard. Originally from France, Julien has lived in the Napa Valley since 2006, when he and his wife agreed to settle down by “meeting halfway” — between his home in France… and hers in Sonoma. In France, Julien worked in both Provence and Bordeaux, where he defined his core winemaking style at the exalted first growth Château Lafite-Rothschild (he even lived in Lafite’s grand château for a period) as well as at Smith Haut Lafitte. In Napa, Julien worked at Quintessa before joining Atelier Melka, where he spent five years as the Director of Winemaking. He has worked with the likes of; Lail Vineyards, Gemstone, Dalla Valle, and more.

Le Pich wines are some of the best values we've found in Napa Valley.
— 4 years ago

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Quintessa

Cabernet Sauvignon 1994

21 years. Was at this winery during this first harvest. Held up nice. — 7 years ago