2016 QUINTESSA PROPRIETARY RED
Have you ever experienced a wine so profoundly hedonistic that the bouquet alone gave you goose bumps? Quintessa’s new 98 Point Proprietary Red does just that… One of the great crown-jewels of Napa Valley’s illustrious Rutherford AVA, Quintessa’s 2016 saturates your palate in warm blueberries laced in spring flowers, candied violets, cigar box, dark chocolate and of course, Rutherford dust. The 2016 was given a voice by one of my favorite winemakers, Rebekah Wineburg, who honed her skills at Rudd and Buccella before becoming winemaker at Quintessa…
Birthed from sixteen biodynamically farmed vineyard blocks located on the Eastern edge of Rutherford, each small plot is farmed, harvested and fermented individually so that the unique nuances of the land shine through. The grapes were gently crushed on the winery roof and make their way to the fermentation room below, utilizing a gravity-flow method. After 20 months in high quality oak barrels, this wine is remarkably stunning right now…
“… Very deep purple-black… (see full review below) ROBERT PARKER 97+ POINTS
“Phenomenal… (see full review below) JAMES SUCKLING 98 POINTS
$190/btl + SHIPPING INCLUDED on 6-PACKS and Cases!