Quintessa Rutherford Red Blend 2015

$174.99

97 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. 97 Points James Suckling: "Aromas of blue fruits, blackberries, tile and lead pencil. Fully body, firm tannins and a fresh, bright finish. Layered and intense with white pepper and salt undertones. Love the finish to the racy young wine. Beautiful blue fruits!” 96 Points Robert Parker:  "A beautiful floral, black raspberry and blackcurrant nose soars from this dense ruby/purple wine. Medium-bodied, beautifully rich and layered, the emphasis is on discreet yet intense flavors, power allied with elegance, and wonderfully supple, lush tannins. This wine has great balance, purity, and presence on the palate and should evolve beautifully for two decades or more.”

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Ratings on Delectable

Sipping Fine Wine Delectable Pro

A blend of Cab Sauvignon, Merlot, Cab Franc, and Petit Verdot & aged for 22 months in French oak (76% new). Deep Ruby with complex aromas of red and black fruits, and spicy notes of earthy herb scents. On the palate flavors of currants, cherries and wild blackberries and cacao. Firm structured tannins, well balanced with acidity, long finish ending with notes of leather and a gentle mineral essence which gave this wine a silky ending.

A blend of Cab Sauvignon, Merlot, Cab Franc, and Petit Verdot & aged for 22 months in French oak (76% new). Deep Ruby with complex aromas of red and black fruits, and spicy notes of earthy herb scents. On the palate flavors of currants, cherries and wild blackberries and cacao. Firm structured tannins, well balanced with acidity, long finish ending with notes of leather and a gentle mineral essence which gave this wine a silky ending.

9.4

Boris Mathiszik Delectable Pro

Awesome nose, awesome fruit and minerals. Smooth tannins. Delicious all around. Smooth velvety finish that lingers forever. Highly recommend.

Awesome nose, awesome fruit and minerals. Smooth tannins. Delicious all around. Smooth velvety finish that lingers forever. Highly recommend.

9.5

Jason and Jennie

95-96

95-96

9.6

Chris Harwick

Checks every box for a quintessential Rutherford. Full body, Fruit forward that’s deep and luscious. Desperately trying to be more but it’s just good at what it is.

Checks every box for a quintessential Rutherford. Full body, Fruit forward that’s deep and luscious. Desperately trying to be more but it’s just good at what it is.

9.5

Vanessa D

Deep ruby - almost purple - hue with tearing and staining. Nose has a lot of red and black fruit; cherry pie filling, raspberry jam, creme de cassis, ripe blackberry, nutmeg and light baking spices, white pepper, dusty cedar box, vanilla, pencil shavings, dried violets, earl grey tea, and mushrooms. Strong tannins on the palate, long, elegant finish. Deep complexity, layered character. Full-bodied. I can only imagine this wine ten years on. Classic pairing with filet mignon and white truffle sautéed mushrooms, roasted potatoes and asparagus. Vintage 2015. 14.5% ABV. Happy Anniversary @Deked1 ❤️❤️

Deep ruby - almost purple - hue with tearing and staining. Nose has a lot of red and black fruit; cherry pie filling, raspberry jam, creme de cassis, ripe blackberry, nutmeg and light baking spices, white pepper, dusty cedar box, vanilla, pencil shavings, dried violets, earl grey tea, and mushrooms. Strong tannins on the palate, long, elegant finish. Deep complexity, layered character. Full-bodied. I can only imagine this wine ten years on. Classic pairing with filet mignon and white truffle sautéed mushrooms, roasted potatoes and asparagus. Vintage 2015. 14.5% ABV. Happy Anniversary @Deked1 ❤️❤️

9.2

Ryan Vento

One of my birthday wines. First time having Quintessa - wow

One of my birthday wines. First time having Quintessa - wow

9.5

Mike Levin

Big wine. Very modern. Nice fruit and well made. Not my everyday choice but enjoyable.

Big wine. Very modern. Nice fruit and well made. Not my everyday choice but enjoyable.

9.2

Igor Dralyuk

Loved it.

Loved it.

9.7

Anthony Lombardo Delectable Pro

my friend works there!!!!

my friend works there!!!!

9.3

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