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Quintessa Meritage Napa Valley 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

Quintessa 2006 opens with sweet and inviting aromas of bright black fruit with red fruit undertones. It announces itself dramatically with a full lush entry, developing in to a broad, rich and enrobing wine that coats the mouth with rich black fruit laced with a touch of mocha, licorice, sandalwood and vanilla spice. Tremendous density and concentration with ample fine tannins will deliver a wine that is full and dramatic early and will age gracefully.

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Quintessa Winery:
THE ESTATE "In 1989, Valeria and I found the property that would become Quintessa, a remarkable estate in the heart of the renowned Rutherford appellation of Napa Valley. With 280 acres, it was the last great undeveloped property in Napa Valley and had all the characteristics of a great wine estate: rolling hills, many different microclimates and a vast diversity of soil types. Now with... Read more
THE ESTATE "In 1989, Valeria and I found the property that would become Quintessa, a remarkable estate in the heart of the renowned Rutherford appellation of Napa Valley. With 280 acres, it was the last great undeveloped property in Napa Valley and had all the characteristics of a great wine estate: rolling hills, many different microclimates and a vast diversity of soil types. Now with nearly fifteen years of growth, the vines have lost their youthful exuberance and have developed into a balanced vineyard that needs little manipulation to produce low yields and concentrated flavors." Agustin Huneeus Vintner/Proprietor The Vineyard's Diversity Defines Quintessa "The fact that the property at Quintessa had never been planted to grapes before spoke to the vivacity of the soil and the absence of grape pests. But it was amazing the diversity of the land that convinced us of Quintessa's potential to be one of the truly great wine estates of the world. The estate includes a valley, a lake, a river, five hills, four microclimates and numerous different soil types. Few vineyards anywhere encompass such diversity." Valeria Huneeus Vineyard Master/Proprietor THE WINE "Quintessa, like all classic wines of the world, bears the same name as the vineyard from which it is made. Our goal is to produce the best expression of this extraordinary vineyard each year. In broad terms, Quintessa is a red meritage wine. The vineyard's diversity provides us wide stylistic options for the wine. Fruit from each component block of Quintessa is harvested, sorted, then gravity fed into either oak or stainless steel fermentation tanks. Once fermentation and maceration are complete, each block wine is aged separately for up to two years in french oak barrels in our caves. After this ageing period the components are brought together and the final Quintessa blend is created. The wine is then bottled and laid down for yet another year before release. Although each vintage is unique, we have discovered that finesse and elegance best express the character of the vineyard and as such, we blend for harmony, balance, and length of flavors. Above all, our objective is to make Quintessa a delicious wine that is complementary to food." Agustin Huneeus Vintner/Proprietor Read less

Member Reviews for Quintessa Meritage Napa Valley

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Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
4.00 5
01/27/2010

more red fruit earth and spice than on the 2005 vintage. the palate offers red currants, hints of spice, jam and blackberries. More concentration of fruit and has amazing aging potential.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
4.50 5
11/08/2009

- Tasted at Lee's Wine Experience 11/7/09


External Reviews for Quintessa Meritage Napa Valley

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
10/15/2009

The flagship wine of the Huneeus Family of Napa Valley, Quintessa is a blend of Bordeaux variety grapes from their estate vineyard right in Napa's Rutherford Bench region. Wine Enthusiast Magazine rated it 92 points and said "A big, powerful wine. Shows classic Quintessa ripeness and density, with focused black cherry, currant, mocha, violet and cedar flavors articulated by firm tannins. Bone dry, this wine, from the winery’s hilly estate vineyard in the northeast quadrant of Rutherford, will develop beyond 2012."


External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
03/16/2010

Quintessa Quintessa 2006 and all other wine from Quintessa are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
12/15/2009

Bordeaux blend by the famed Quintessa Estates. With tremendous density, concentration and ample fine tannins, this vintage is full and dramatic early and will age gracefully


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
08/24/2010

Winemaker's Notes - Charles Thomas"Quintessa 2006 opens with sweet and inviting aromas of bright black fruit with red fruit undertones. It announces itself dramatically with a full lush entry, developing into a broad, rich and enrobing wine that coats the mouth with rich black fruit laced with a touch of mocha, licorice, sandalwood and vanilla spice. With tremendous density, concentration and ample fine tannins, this vintage is full and dramatic early and will age gracefully."



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Tasting Notes:

Quintessa 2006 opens with sweet and inviting aromas of bright black fruit with red fruit undertones. It announces itself dramatically with a full lush entry, developing in to a broad, rich and enrobing wine that coats the mouth with rich black fruit laced with a touch of mocha, licorice, sandalwood and vanilla spice. Tremendous density and concentration with ample fine tannins will deliver a wine that is full and dramatic early and will age gracefully.

Quintessa 2006 opens with sweet and inviting aromas of bright black fruit with red fruit undertones. It announces itself dramatically with a full lush entry, developing in to a broad, rich and enrobing wine that coats the mouth with rich black fruit laced with a touch of mocha, licorice, sandalwood and vanilla spice. Tremendous density and concentration with ample fine tannins will deliver a wine that is full and dramatic early and will age gracefully.

Dietary Information: Organic, Biodynamic, All-Natural

10,000 cases produced.

Closure: Cork

Notes: 85% new barrels


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