Quintessa

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.31242 ratings
9.1148 pro ratings
Rutherford, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion
Top Notes For
Gordon Walker

Fruit forward concentrated balanced eine, maillard, caramel, toasted

Fruit forward concentrated balanced eine, maillard, caramel, toasted

Nov 29th, 2017
David L

09 ' Quintessa Cabernet. Lacking complexity. Nice bottle of wine. Is it worth the money? - at Nick's Fishmarket, Maui

09 ' Quintessa Cabernet. Lacking complexity. Nice bottle of wine. Is it worth the money? - at Nick's Fishmarket, Maui

Aug 16th, 2017
Aaron Means

Yessir!😜

Yessir!😜

Aug 13th, 2017
Stefan Dolhain

2014 vintage. Beautifully balanced in a more understated style than many others in Napa. Fantastic elegant and complex wine with a true sense of place. Grand vin.

2014 vintage. Beautifully balanced in a more understated style than many others in Napa. Fantastic elegant and complex wine with a true sense of place. Grand vin.

Jul 12th, 2017
Charles Hudson

Drank this a bit past it's prime. Lost some of the tannic backbone but that's okay by me.

Drank this a bit past it's prime. Lost some of the tannic backbone but that's okay by me.

4 people found it helpfulFeb 6th, 2014
Josh Lavis

Fine Wine Consultant The Country Vintner, member of The Winebow Group

9.5

Singing! Blueberry pie, raspberry liqueur, black currant, mineral and well integrated tannins.

Singing! Blueberry pie, raspberry liqueur, black currant, mineral and well integrated tannins.

2 people found it helpfulJan 6th, 2016
Braden Angel

Braden had this 4 years ago

Braden had this 4 years ago

2 people found it helpfulJun 1st, 2014
Colin Yates

Wine Buyer Macadoodles Fine Wine & Spirits

9.5

2010 is drinking quite beautifully even at this adolescent stage. Dark fruits and grippy tannins. Decent acidity provides good balance. Finish lingers for minutes with that classic "Rutherford dust". Best paired with a well marbled ribeye.

2010 is drinking quite beautifully even at this adolescent stage. Dark fruits and grippy tannins. Decent acidity provides good balance. Finish lingers for minutes with that classic "Rutherford dust". Best paired with a well marbled ribeye.

1 person found it helpfulNov 8th, 2015
Cory Fierro

A guest gave me some of this to taste and what a treat it was. Lighter in color, bordering on a faded brick and orange rim, the nose was incredible and floral. Tame compared to wines of today, it was soft and yet the palate still had a slight bit of tannic acid, just enough to notice. A really beautiful wine and I can't get enough.

A guest gave me some of this to taste and what a treat it was. Lighter in color, bordering on a faded brick and orange rim, the nose was incredible and floral. Tame compared to wines of today, it was soft and yet the palate still had a slight bit of tannic acid, just enough to notice. A really beautiful wine and I can't get enough.

1 person found it helpfulJul 7th, 2015
Mike Smith

Owner/Winemaker Myriad Cellars

8.0

Mike had this 4 years ago

Mike had this 4 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJul 16th, 2014