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…

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With a 98 Suckling and 97+ Parker Score, this Rutherford Napa Valley wine could be potentially perfect… when it does garner the perfect 100 POINT WINE Score, how much do you think it will increase in value? I HIGHLY RECOMMEND securing your CASE or 6-Pack NOW before that happens… Cheers! Ed
2016 Quintessa Proprietary Red rating From James Suckling, “Phenomenal aromas of crushed berries, forest fruit, mushrooms and iron. Medium to full body, with layers of soft and refined tannins that follow through to a beautiful finish. Extremely long and refined. This shows depth and structure with balance and harmony. Hard not to open the bottle now and drink it, but it appears to be closing down now. Needs four to five years to show it all.”  James Suckling 98 POINTS
Robert Parker Wine Critic
2016 Quintessa Proprietary Red review From Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, “The 2016 Proprietary Red Wine is blended of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot and 1% Carménère, with all fruit coming from the Quintessa estate, and it aged for 20 months in 73% new French oak. Very deep purple-black in color, it comes bounding out of the glass like a pedigree pup with exuberant notions of crème de cassis, warm blueberries and black cherries with hints of redcurrants, kirsch, candied violets, crushed rocks, cigar box and fallen leaves plus a waft of truffles. Full, rich and beautifully laced with layers of floral notes and fragrant earth, the profound black and blue fruits build slowly in the mouth, achieving great energy and depth with a beautiful velvety frame, finishing long and perfumed.” Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate 97+ POINTS
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