Quintessa

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.332 ratings
9.27 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
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

8.9

These 2013's will be popular with the kids but they are too ripe for me. Luckily no R/S, but super big.

These 2013's will be popular with the kids but they are too ripe for me. Luckily no R/S, but super big.

1 person found it helpfulAug 4th, 2016
Kevin Ortzman

Still a baby. Complex and layered nose. Immediate dark berries (black currant and cassis) then red fruit of cherries and a hint of earth/dirt. Similar complexity on the palate with grippy tannins. Really good juice!! 🍷

Still a baby. Complex and layered nose. Immediate dark berries (black currant and cassis) then red fruit of cherries and a hint of earth/dirt. Similar complexity on the palate with grippy tannins. Really good juice!! 🍷

Jun 22nd, 2017
Josh Luhn

Luhn Wine Consulting Owner, Luhn Family Wines

8.6

Grape drank!

Grape drank!

Dec 24th, 2016
Paul K
9.0

Hmm. The 2014 was outstanding. This is overripe, not as balanced, and a little hot for the $. Disappointed.

Hmm. The 2014 was outstanding. This is overripe, not as balanced, and a little hot for the $. Disappointed.

Feb 16th, 2019
Joe DAscoli

Fun when clients have similar rate in wine....

Fun when clients have similar rate in wine....

Aug 4th, 2018
Ken Kodger

Soft tannins and pleasant on the pallet

Soft tannins and pleasant on the pallet

Jan 27th, 2018
Bret Barker

Rutherford dust is a must! Did you know they were bio-dynamic? Me either. Who cares it's good! It's young so a little tight but good dark fruit not jammy at all good balance. Little wet stone. Get involved!

Rutherford dust is a must! Did you know they were bio-dynamic? Me either. Who cares it's good! It's young so a little tight but good dark fruit not jammy at all good balance. Little wet stone. Get involved!

Sep 17th, 2017
Michael Mathews

Massive fruit. Dark deep burnt oak, I'm picking up hints of black pepper cinnamon...the finish is luxurious, long and elegant. The color is deep ruby red and screams mega wine. Simply gorgeous. 30 min or more decant time required.....

Massive fruit. Dark deep burnt oak, I'm picking up hints of black pepper cinnamon...the finish is luxurious, long and elegant. The color is deep ruby red and screams mega wine. Simply gorgeous. 30 min or more decant time required.....

Sep 13th, 2017
Rob Sternthal

Young. Still holding onto some serious tannins. Not crazy over the top for 2013 though.

Young. Still holding onto some serious tannins. Not crazy over the top for 2013 though.

May 25th, 2017
Jay Liang

Friday fun day!

Friday fun day!

May 20th, 2017