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Quintessa 2016 Rouge

Rutherford, Napa Valley, California, USA


Out of stock

    RPWA 97+ JD 96 JS 98 DEC 97
    CT 94 WS 93

Grape Variety
89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Carménère


Tasting Notes
The 2016 Quintessa is a generous wine, with complex and elegant layers than envelop you from the first sip. Welcoming with aromas of cassis, blackberry, red currant and undertones of sage, thyme, crushed rocks, and rose petals, the 2016 Quintessa continues to expand in the glass as notes of exotic citrus, clove and fresh tobacco mingle with bright fruit. Full and rich, the wine is held together with fine-grained tannins that interweave beautifully with flavors of dark chocolate, crushed rocks, black cherry, and blueberries. The wine is distinct for its energy and depth of flavor and will leave a lasting impression with its velvety texture and intoxicating perfume.

  • 97+ Robert Parker's - Wine Advocate

    “Very deep purple-black in color, it comes bounding out of the glass like a pedigree pup with exuberant notions of crème de cassis, warm blueberries and black cherries with hints of redcurrants, kirsch, candied violets, crushed rocks, cigar box and fallen leaves plus a waft of truffles. Full, rich and beautifully laced with layers of floral notes and fragrant earth, the profound black and blue fruits build slowly in the mouth, achieving great energy and depth with a beautiful velvety frame, finishing long and perfumed. (LPB) 97+” (12/2018)

  • 96 Jeb Dunnuck

    “This inky purple colored 2016 offers a perfumed, complex bouquet of sweet crème de cassis, Asian spices and cedarwood. Full-bodied and plenty powerful, it shines even more for its flawless balance, polished tannins, and great finish. This is a quintessential, rich, elegant Napa Bordeaux blend to enjoy over the coming two decades or more.” (11/2019)

  • 98 James Suckling
  • 97 Decanter
  • 94 Cellar Tracker
  • 93 Wine Spectator

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