2019 Quintessa

Rating:
100 % of 100
270.00 223.14

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Type of Wine Red
Country USA
Region Californie
Appellation Napa Valley
Winery Quintessa
Vintage 2019
Grape Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec Merlot
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14%)
Drink window 2024 - 2044
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Quintessa is one of the iconic wines of Napa Valley in California. This Cabernet Sauvignon dominated wine (the 2019 vintage contains 91% Cabernet Sauvignon) is made in Rutherford. Quintessa is made completely organically and biodynamically. The 2019 got 100 points from Roger Voss on Wine Enthusiast! The 2019 Quintessa is an almost European digestibility and yet really Napa. Delicious deep fruit, earth, chocolate, licorice, eucalyptus. The Quintessa 2019 offers nuance, depth and a lot of perseverance. A complex of floral, forest, fruit and earth notes harmonize with fine-grained tannins and lively acidity. The 2019 Quintessa is drinking well now for those who prefer a youthful expression, but will also cellar for at least another twenty years for those who enjoy the complexity of age.

“This is a winemaker's master class in blending and understanding of a longstanding site. Dried herb, cedar and pencil shavings accent lifted red fruit and brilliant acidity on the palate, with a supple yet still youthfully grippy texture that is framed by structured, graceful tannins”

RATED 100 POINTS, WINE ENTHUSIAST, JUNE 2022

ABOUT QUINTESSA

HIDDEN IN THE HEART OF RUTHERFORD, Quintessa is set on a 280-hectare site that reflects a diversity of geology, biodiversity, exposures and microclimates. Inspired by this distinctive terrain, founders Agustin and Valeria Huneeus believed it was destined to become one of the world's greatest wine estates. Today, a total of 160 hectares are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Carménère on 26 vineyard blocks. Each block is harvested - organically and biodynamically - and vinified individually to preserve the nuances of the land

Depending on the vintage, Quintessa may include some or all of the five varieties grown on site: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Carménère. The fruit is harvested early in the morning, then sorted and gravity fed into oak, stainless steel or concrete tanks and vinified. Once fermentation and maceration are complete, the wine from each lot is aged separately in French oak for up to two years. After the final Quintessa blend is made, the wine is bottled and kept for another year before release.

Vineyard for 2019 Quintessa

Owned by Augustin and Valeria Huneeus. Quintessa is a unique wine with an amazing diversity: five soil types and microclimates ranging from a terrace vineyard to rolling hills to the tranquil lake. This unique composition of terroirs seeks to express the owner in an exceptional wine. Quintessa is one of the iconic wines of Napa Valley in California. This Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated wine is made in Rutherford. Quintessa is made completely organically and biodynamically.

Hidden in the HEART OF RUTHERFORD, Quintessa is located on a 280 hectare site that reflects a diversity of geology, biodiversity, exposure and microclimates. Inspired by this distinctive area, founders Agustin and Valeria Huneeus believed it was destined to become one of the world's largest wine estates. Today, a total of 160 hectares are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Carménère on 26 vineyard blocks. Each block is harvested — organically and biodynamically — and vinified individually to preserve the nuances of the land

Depending on the vintage, Quintessa may include some or all of the five varieties grown on the property: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Carménère. The fruit is harvested early in the morning, then sorted and vinified by gravity in oak, stainless steel or concrete tanks. Once the fermentation and maceration are complete, the wine from each plot is aged separately in French oak for up to two years. After the final Quintessa blend is made, the wine is bottled and stored for another year before being released.

More Information
Type of Wine Red
Country USA
Region Californie
Appellation Napa Valley
Winery Quintessa
Grape Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2019
Drinking as of 2024
Drinking till 2044
Alcohol % 14
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
James Suckling rating 99
Tasting Profiles Dry, Fruity, Red fruit, Flexible
Drink moments Borrelen, Met vrienden, Open haard, Voor alledag
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