Quintessa Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2014

$179.99

96 points - limited                           Quintessa is one of Napa Valley's most collective Cabernets year-in and year-out and the 2014 is no exception.  Extremely limited. 96 Points Robert Parker  "The 2013 Proprietary Red Wine has always been good, but I think they have re-positioned themselves at a much higher pinnacle with the 2013. This is a Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated blend but has important component parts such as Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot from their gorgeous vineyards just off the Silverado Trail in Rutherford. The wine has a dense bluish/purple color and a beautiful nose of black raspberries, blueberries, lead pencil shavings, and touches of oak and spring flowers. The complexity of the fragrance is followed by a wine with terrific body, stunning purity, wonderful balance, and great depth and richness. This is certainly the most profound Quintessa made to date and should evolve gracefully for at least 20-25 years...Quintessa is a magnificent estate in Rutherford, and this is the flagship wine of proprietor Agustin Huneeus."

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Ratings on Delectable

Gordon Walker Delectable Pro

Fruit forward concentrated balanced eine, maillard, caramel, toasted

Fruit forward concentrated balanced eine, maillard, caramel, toasted

9.3

David Walser

Christmas dinner wine with chicken tikka masala. A very nice wine, better than I expected.

Christmas dinner wine with chicken tikka masala. A very nice wine, better than I expected.

9.5

Carrie Browne

Brian got this bottle as a Christmas gift at work. Drank it with homemade tomato soup and amazing grilled blue cheese sandwiches. Loved the wine. Big fruit. Got thicker and fuller throughout the night. Really enjoyed it.

Brian got this bottle as a Christmas gift at work. Drank it with homemade tomato soup and amazing grilled blue cheese sandwiches. Loved the wine. Big fruit. Got thicker and fuller throughout the night. Really enjoyed it.

9.2

Alex Manzano

Amazing wine

Amazing wine

9.8

Bret Patterson

Raspberry, ripe strawberry, plum, vanilla, and red and purple flowers. A balanced and dense palate that crescendos to a lengthy finish. Will improve with a few years.

Raspberry, ripe strawberry, plum, vanilla, and red and purple flowers. A balanced and dense palate that crescendos to a lengthy finish. Will improve with a few years.

9.5

Luke Tubergen

Love it

Love it

9.2

James Webb

Someone paid $200 for this. Ok. Tannins are nice. Flavor profile boring. I don't see this as an ideal platform for aging because I don't see that this has sufficient fruit to mellow. Maybe this is in a weird spot?

Someone paid $200 for this. Ok. Tannins are nice. Flavor profile boring. I don't see this as an ideal platform for aging because I don't see that this has sufficient fruit to mellow. Maybe this is in a weird spot?

8.5

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