Quintessa Rutherford Bordeaux Blend 2015


Rutherford, Napa Valley - California, USA

750ml / 14.5% ABV / Organic

Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Carmenere

Collectible

97 points James Suckling

  Aromas of blue fruits, blackberries, tile and lead pencil. Full body, firm tannins and a fresh, bright finish. Layered and intense with white-pepper and salt undertones. Love the finish to this racy young wine. Beautiful blue fruits! Drink in 2020 and onwards. From biodynamic grapes.   (5/2018)

94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

  Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Proprietary Red Wine has a very deep purple color and notes of crushed rocks, dusty earth and iron ore over blackcurrants and black cherries, plus hints of tapenade, bay leaves, underbrush and chargrill. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is bursting with densely packed, youthful black fruits, framed by finely grained tannins and refreshing acidity, finishing long and mineral-laced. This was tasted as a barrel sample. (LPB)   (10/2017)

91 points Wine Spectator

  An elegant, graceful style that shows depth, richness, polish and finesse, centered on a core of plum and dark berry flavors, with loamy earth, cedar and licorice notes, firming nicely on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Carmenère. Best from 2019 through 2029. (JL)  (7/2018)

The 2015 Quintessa is a seductive wine beginning with intense black fruits and warms pice and finishing with dense yet silky tannin. Opening with aromas of black cherry and blackcurrant, the wine expands in the glass as notes of clove, bay leaves, and dark chocolate layering on top of crushed rock, graphite and red earth. Fine grained tannin and dense fruit bound together by lively acidity and a long finish complete the picture and promise further pleasure in the years to come.
Foods to compliment this fantastic red blend is a rib roast with horseradish sauce, red wine-based short ribs, new york steak, grilled lamb chops, pancetta-wrapped lamb loin, blue cheese.  Yum!


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