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
RiceSelect's fragrant Jasmati® is blended with eggs, milk and fall's favorite spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, to create a delicious rice pudding, which is layered on top of fluffy cream cheese and abuttery pecan crust. Pairs well with a bold, tawny port with flavors of dried fruits, nuts, and spices.
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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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.
Smooth, rich and elegant, with black cherry, currant, plum and berryish flavors woven together with cedar, toasty oak and complex earthy flavors.
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.
Intense, vibrant and concentrated, with firm, complex currant, cedar, anise and black cherry fruit. Tightly wound, with chewy tannins, it can stand short-term cellaring. Best from 2004 through 2014.
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
(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.
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