Fine Wine of the Week: QUINTESSA 2013

The Person(s):
Agustin Huneeus (owner of Flowers, Faust, and Quintessa) and his mom, Valeria Huneeus (who is/was in fact the visionary and founding force behind Quintessa)

The Place:
The Quintessa estate on the west side of the RutherfordAVA between the Napa River and the Silverado trail.

QuintessaLabelThe Wine:
QUINTESSA, Rutherford – Napa Valley, 2013 ($158.59)
An all estate blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Carmenere, and 2% Petit Verdot fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks and aged  21 months in all French oak barrels (85% new).   Red purple with well-formed legs; dry, medium-full-bodied with freshly balanced acidity and medium-plus phenolics.  Supple, delicious, fresh. Darker red Cabernet-centric fruit with tobacco leaf and dust. Integrated oak and some spice. Delicious. Complete. Alive in the mouth. Best Quintessa yet? BearScore: 96.

 

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