Quintessa

Quintessa

Illumination Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Remember this being atypical - not the zingy Cab Sauv always gives you. — 15 days ago

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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.
— 9 months ago

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Quintessa

Cabernet Sauvignon 1994

21 years. Was at this winery during this first harvest. Held up nice. — 4 years ago

Bellius

Extra Dry Prosecco

A free bottle of bubbly from Florence at the Quintessa Della vita to celebrate our engagement! — 4 years ago

Quintessa

Rutherford Red Blend

Paul K
9.5

Outstanding! Nose is inviting and gorgeous. One of those, this is going to be good moments. It delivers. Blue and black fruit, a little black licorice ends with pepper. Fruit is dense and pure. Tannins are smooth and end things nicely. It’s big and bold. The style is a little different, but all in a really great way. Saving next bottle for when @Jason and Jennie does a stint at Mayo and visits. — a month ago

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Jason and Jennie

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Great wine. We might be there for 4 years! If I interview, I’ll let you know.
Paul K

Paul K

@Jason and Jennie Give me a holler if u do make it up this way for an interview. I’ll show you the charms of SE MN.

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. — a year ago

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Davis Family Vineyards

Rockpile Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

Kirk F
9.2

Tough duty going up against Quintessa. — 3 years ago

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Michael Mathews

Michael Mathews

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

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

Quintessa

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2005

Dark purple color, currents, earth and minerals. Delicious — a month ago

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.
— 9 months ago

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The Prisoner Wine Company

The Prisoner Napa Valley Zinfandel Blend

Smooth, smoky 2013 Prisoner now made by the folks that also make Quintessa. Great bloodlines. — 4 years ago