Quintessa

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.334 ratings
9.312 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
Shay A
9.3

A friend had a “reduction party” as he was needing to thin out his cellar. Definitely a party I’m happy to attend!

In my opinion, this isn’t getting any better. It displays a nice fruit spectrum covering red, blue and black on the nose alongside bayleaf, nutmeg and fig. Nicely integrated on the palate and shows fairly soft. A little bit more red fruit dominant towards the finish, making the wine more bright... some baked black cherries and graham cracker as well. Drink up.

A friend had a “reduction party” as he was needing to thin out his cellar. Definitely a party I’m happy to attend!

In my opinion, this isn’t getting any better. It displays a nice fruit spectrum covering red, blue and black on the nose alongside bayleaf, nutmeg and fig. Nicely integrated on the palate and shows fairly soft. A little bit more red fruit dominant towards the finish, making the wine more bright... some baked black cherries and graham cracker as well. Drink up.

Mar 13th, 2020
Tim Edwards

A classic darling from Napa. Perfect timing.

A classic darling from Napa. Perfect timing.

Apr 3rd, 2015
Dan Bock

2006 Quintessa Cab. Two words. Awe - some!

2006 Quintessa Cab. Two words. Awe - some!

Feb 22nd, 2015
Erich Broksas

Early Mountain Vineyards

9.4

Fantastic wine from Charles Thomas. Well done as always.

Fantastic wine from Charles Thomas. Well done as always.

Oct 2nd, 2014
Mike Kerr

Little baby 06, yummy in my tummy

Little baby 06, yummy in my tummy

Feb 26th, 2014
Scott Kirkpatrick

This is a beautiful and iconic wine from Napa. 2006 was 90% Cabernet. Very light tannins that are perfectly integrated. This is not a black hole like many Napa Cabs are. It's a touch lighter and has red fruit flourishes which make it so enjoyable any time.

This is a beautiful and iconic wine from Napa. 2006 was 90% Cabernet. Very light tannins that are perfectly integrated. This is not a black hole like many Napa Cabs are. It's a touch lighter and has red fruit flourishes which make it so enjoyable any time.

Nov 5th, 2013
Samuel Bennett

2006

Sep 7th, 2013
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

2006

2006

May 8th, 2015
Ryan McGaughey

2006, good vibrant dark fruit up front, tannin structure and balance is great, believe this would continue to age nicely

2006, good vibrant dark fruit up front, tannin structure and balance is great, believe this would continue to age nicely

Mar 30th, 2019
Anna Sangiacomo

Raspberry Liqueur & Black Currant. Well integrated tannins. Quiet lovely. All enjoyed.

Raspberry Liqueur & Black Currant. Well integrated tannins. Quiet lovely. All enjoyed.

Apr 12th, 2017