Quintessa

Rutherford Red Blend

9.3193 ratings
9.316 pro ratings
Rutherford, Napa Valley, California, USA
Red Blend
Top Notes For
Shawn R

Just doesn’t have the unctuous qualities I like in California Cabernet.

Just doesn’t have the unctuous qualities I like in California Cabernet.

Jul 13th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

A blend of Cab Sauvignon, Merlot, Cab Franc, and Petit Verdot & aged for 22 months in French oak (76% new). Deep Ruby with complex aromas of red and black fruits, and spicy notes of earthy herb scents. On the palate flavors of currants, cherries and wild blackberries and cacao. Firm structured tannins, well balanced with acidity, long finish ending with notes of leather and a gentle mineral essence which gave this wine a silky ending.

A blend of Cab Sauvignon, Merlot, Cab Franc, and Petit Verdot & aged for 22 months in French oak (76% new). Deep Ruby with complex aromas of red and black fruits, and spicy notes of earthy herb scents. On the palate flavors of currants, cherries and wild blackberries and cacao. Firm structured tannins, well balanced with acidity, long finish ending with notes of leather and a gentle mineral essence which gave this wine a silky ending.

Jun 26th, 2020
Steven Gullo

Tasted alongside barrel samples of the 2018 vintage. Still a baby, but such an expansive palate of cassis, sweet tobacco and violets. Pretty fascinating to explore how each individual parcel contributes to the final blend. Fruit for the ‘16 vintage is mostly from Dragon’s Terrace, Mt. Calisse and Corona vineyards. Such a great example of Rutherford terroir.

Tasted alongside barrel samples of the 2018 vintage. Still a baby, but such an expansive palate of cassis, sweet tobacco and violets. Pretty fascinating to explore how each individual parcel contributes to the final blend. Fruit for the ‘16 vintage is mostly from Dragon’s Terrace, Mt. Calisse and Corona vineyards. Such a great example of Rutherford terroir.

Mar 1st, 2020
Boris Mathiszik

Awesome nose, awesome fruit and minerals. Smooth tannins. Delicious all around. Smooth velvety finish that lingers forever. Highly recommend.

Awesome nose, awesome fruit and minerals. Smooth tannins. Delicious all around. Smooth velvety finish that lingers forever. Highly recommend.

Nov 16th, 2019
Lance E. Farman

It is well made.

It is well made.

Dec 2nd, 2017
Alex Jones

Marketing/Development Kunni/Westerly Wines

8.8

This is bigger than I like but still well made and was great with steak.

This is bigger than I like but still well made and was great with steak.

Aug 13th, 2017
Scott Wren

Still evolving. Big red purple fruit but The Merlot softens it up. Still a bit sharp on the finish. Drinking too young.

Still evolving. Big red purple fruit but The Merlot softens it up. Still a bit sharp on the finish. Drinking too young.

Aug 6th, 2017
Jason and Jennie

95-96

1 person found it helpfulDec 25th, 2018
Luke Magnini

2004

2004

1 person found it helpfulJun 27th, 2017
Mark Stanley

Delicious blend 2011 was paired with some Italian dark chocolate wonderfully

Delicious blend 2011 was paired with some Italian dark chocolate wonderfully

May 30th, 2016