2017 QUINTESSA PROPRIETARY RED, RUTHERFORD CULT WINE
From Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, “… the 2017 Quintessa displays a deep garnet-purple color. The nose needs a little coaxing before it reveals bold, expressive notes of crushed red and black plums, black currant jelly, wild blueberries and kirsch with nuances of camphor, cloves, cedar and lilacs plus a hint of oolong tea. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has beautifully expressed, elegant red and black fruit layers, with a sturdy, grainy frame and plenty of freshness, finishing long and earthy…Drink NOW – 2047” ROBERT PARKER WINE ADVOCATE 95 POINTS
From James Suckling, “Crushed berries, incense and blackberries with black-olive undertones. Extremely perfumed. Medium to full body. Very intense for a 2017. Crafted and polished. Long and caressing. Elegant. Drink or hold.” JAMES SUCKLING 95 POINTS
Winemaker Rebekah Wineburg and her team brought this vintage forth from eleven biodynamically farmed vineyard blocks located on Rutherford’s Eastern edge, where each small plot is cultivated, harvested, and fermented individually so that the unique nuances of the land shine through. The 2017 Napa Valley release was eloquently shaped and blended by Rebekah, who honed her skills at Rudd and Buccella before becoming the winemaker at Quintessa.
Their 2017 release has profound elegance, and the vintage features more than 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, providing the power and structure for the wine. After 22 months in high-quality oak barrels, this wine is remarkably stunning right now, and it will continue to age gracefully in your cellar and collection.
If you enjoy the Best Wines in the World, I invite you to indulge in this beautiful expression of Napa Valley. And please visit the Quintessa Estate upon your next visit, because it is world-class and stunning.