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1996 Quintessa - Red Proprietary Blend - USA - California - Napa - Rutherford - Red

USA - California - Napa - Rutherford

Red Proprietary Blend
Producer Notes

In 2002, Valeria and Agustin Huneeus' dream of the quintessential wine estate - one vineyard that produces one singular estate wine - was realized with the opening of the winery at Quintessa.

Quintessa is truly a "winemaker's winery." The design facilitates a gravity-flow process and a state-of-the-art winery specifically tailored with fermenters and tanks sized to match the diverse... More »

Score
93
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Drink Dates
VF: 2001-2013
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 93
Author Ted M943
Site / Blog   Trust Rating
Tasted On 07/07/2012

Wonderful, nuanced, bordeaux-like wine. Not thin at all, as some community notes implied. Decanting necessary.

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Author Paco6945
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Tasted On 05/27/2009

Mowed grass and green pepper on the nose. Fruit and acidity well balanced. Spice and cedar complements the fruit. Great color and clarity. Not a hint of oxidation on the edge. Short to medium finish. Fruit is slighty muted but plenty of structure to last another 5-7 years.

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Author Tj R
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.064%
Tasted On 01/20/2009

excellent, soft tannins, more complex than 1997

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