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2008 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
95
Drink Dates
VF: 2011-2023
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Source Vinfolio

Author Dbluband
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.658%
Tasted On 10/29/2013
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Author SamT
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.172%
Tasted On 01/06/2013

Notes: Quintessa 2008 opens with fragrant plum and raspberry aromas with notes of cola, clove and white chocolate rounding out a delicate perfume. The wine enters the palate with sweet red currant and plum fruit flavors and a silky mouthfeel. As it coats the mouth, concentrated dark fruit flavors emerge with succulent balanced tannins, a subtle impression of well-integrated oak and sweetness from the rich, ripe fruit. This vintage will gain complexity in the bottle and age gracefully for a dec

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