Quintessa Cabernet Sauvignon 1994
aromas offers a rich peppery soil and earth combined with garnet and currants. The palate provides a black and red fruit combination filled with berry fruits + black pepper spices linger at the tips, wonderful smooth mouthfeel and long finishAdd winemaker's notes
aromas offers a rich peppery soil and earth combined with garnet and currants. The palate provides a black and red fruit combination filled with berry fruits + black pepper spices linger at the tips, wonderful smooth mouthfeel and long finish
Very complex deep wine. Extremely well balanced, bit heavy on the french oak, leads to a cedar like finish, can't wait for this in 10 years...
Great wine. wonderful balance. good fruit. Lots of oak, but I think it will fade nicely with age
This is a magnificent wine. While all vintages are outstanding the 2005 vintage is a standout. The correct description is opulent. While it works with many dishes, (i especially enjoy it with kobe' beef)perhaps it is best enjoyed all by itself. It's a bit pricey...but worth every penny. Enjoy!
Four and a half glasses
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Tight and complex, with layers of spicy currant, earth, cedar, toast and anise. Firms up on the finish, with crisp acidity and mineral notes. Best from 2002 through 2010.
Wine Tasting NotesThe 2005 Quintessa opens with beautiful complexity, perfume and nuance on the nose. In the glass, the wine amplifies with time and a quiet entry builds to a structured, solid mid-palate with dense black fruit. Its long finish unfolds with exquisitely supple tannins and a caress of sweet fruit.
With layers of complexity, and perfumed with floral and black fruit notes, this meritage blend is not to be missed. A delicate vintage accented with opulence.
The core blend for the 2001 is 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, and 7% Cabernet Franc. The wine is rich, but it was disjointed and clumsy when tasted. It possesses high tannin and extract. This thick, juicy 2001 has fine potential, but it requires time in barrel to settle down. It was one of the few 2001s I tasted that was not already seamless and brilliant. However, everything in it is impressive, including its purity as well as length.
(Barrel tasting) Bright, rich and deeply concentrated, well-focused on vibrant currant and black cherry. Intense yet elegant, with fine, integrated tannins and a pretty aftertaste.
The 2001 Proprietary Red Wine (a 9,000-case blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot) reveals a dark, saturated ruby/purple color as well as a sweet nose of black currants, forest floor, cedar, and tobacco leaf characteristics. Made in an elegant, medium-bodied, Bordeaux-like style with good fruit on the attack, but high tannin in the finish, it is best consumed between 2005-2012.
The 2005 Quintessa opens with beautiful complexity, perfume and nuance on the nose. In the glass, the wine amplifies with time and a quiet entry builds to a structured, solid mid-palate with dense, black fruit. Its long finish unfolds with exquisitely supple tannins and a caress of sweet fruit. -Winemaker Charles Thomas
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