Quintessa Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2011

$139.99

Quintessa is one of Napa Valley's most collective Cabernets year-in and year-out and the 2011 is no exception.  Extremely limited.93 Points Wine Enthusiast:  "The effect is memorable, the wine pungent in red plum and cherry. Light, layered and elegantly smooth on the palate, it has a backdrop of black pepper and clove.  Cellar through 2025."Quintessa owns some magnificent vineyards adjacent to the Silverado Trail, south of St. Helena, so the introduction of Michel Rolland as their consultant should pay dividends handsomely.Winemaker Charles Thomas: "In 2011, careful yield management and a truly ideal fall ripening climate gave us wines with structure, refined tannins, elegance and potential for long aging. The 2011 Quintessa opens with beautiful complexity, perfume and nuance on the nose. In the glass, the wine amplifies with time and a quiet entry builds to a structured, solid mid-palate with dense black fruit. Its long finish unfolds with exquisitely supple tannins and a caress of sweet fruit."

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Ratings on Delectable

Lucas Farmer Delectable Pro

Beautiful wine with great depth, structure, and balance, and The oak is well integrated. Definitely enjoyable.

Beautiful wine with great depth, structure, and balance, and The oak is well integrated. Definitely enjoyable.

9.3

Sean Trapani Delectable Pro

Founder/Educator Wine Fluent, Consultant ABC Fine Wines & Spirits

Horsey, black plum, Wood You furniture store with dense, billowy tannins. Finishes in a whisper.

Horsey, black plum, Wood You furniture store with dense, billowy tannins. Finishes in a whisper.

9.2

Michael Wangbickler CWE DipWSET Delectable Pro

President Drink Local Wine Inc, Educator Discover Wine & Spirits Academy

2011 vintage

2011 vintage

9.5

David Walser

At home tonight doing ribeye cap. Probably would have shown better a few years ago. I’m going to drink my remaining bottles ASAP.

At home tonight doing ribeye cap. Probably would have shown better a few years ago. I’m going to drink my remaining bottles ASAP.

9.3

Summer Altice

Amazing...this is one of my fave vintages from Quintessa

Amazing...this is one of my fave vintages from Quintessa

9.2

Lesa Gough

Yum

Yum

9.0

Sara Henson

Amazing aroma on the nose. Smells of a bouquet of dark fruits and a hint of candied black cherry. Tastes of plum with a hint or currant and star anise on the finish. Recommend decanting which we did not get...

Amazing aroma on the nose. Smells of a bouquet of dark fruits and a hint of candied black cherry. Tastes of plum with a hint or currant and star anise on the finish. Recommend decanting which we did not get...

9.1

Flip Lower

2011

2011

9.5

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