Cabernet Sauvignon Red wine

Quintessa 2010

RRP Not yet released per bottle
UK Stockist
99
Tasted on
11/02/2021
Tasted by
Adam Lechmere
Tasted in
London

Late budbreak followed by a mild summer resulting in small, intense berries. This is the winery’s “decade release” of bottles that were put aside soon after bottling in order to show how the wine can age. This has the most beguiling sweet delicious nose – dried rose and pot pourri, sage and garrigue. It’s warm and sweet and so seductively plush and fresh. Extraordinary acidity and wash of juice over dry sweet tannins. So fresh, this will be wonderful for another decade, fine for a decade after that, and hauntingly good until many of us creak in every joint. Richard Bampfield MW, who hosted this tasting, said the 2010 is “mellow and resolved”, good words to describe its poise and beauty.

 

Drinking Window
2021 - 2035
Colour
Red
Wine Style
Still
Alcohol
14.5%
Country
USA
Region
California
Sub-region
Napa Valley AVA
Bottle size
750ml
Grape Varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon
Merlot
Cabernet Franc
Petit Verdot, Carmenere