Quintessa

Quintessa 2018

Slick and well made, with coffee mocha and butterscotch edging right up front. As it opens in the glass, more complex notes of bitter chocolate, damson and cocoa bean come through, smoky yet generous, the definition of powerful and playful. Farmed organically since 1989 and biodynamically (although uncertified) since 1996. I recently tasted a vertical of the property going back to 2010, and am always impressed by its consistency, and its ability to deliver pleasure while still walking the line of freshness. Third year on the Place for Agustin and Valeria Huneeus; their impact on this property has been impressive and keeps getting better (the winemaker is Rebekah Wineburg).

Score

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Merlot (30%), Cabernet Franc (10%)

Alcohol

14.5%

Bottle size

750ml

Drink dates

2022 - 2038

Origin

Country

USA

Region

California

Tasting Information

Blind

No

Tasted by

Jane Anson

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