Cabernet Sauvignon Red wine

Quintessa 2013

RRP £200

2013 is considered one of the finest Napa vintages of the century (“Legendary”, winemaker Rebekah Wineburg says). A warm spring was followed by a summer of even temperatures and a cool October, perfect for the grapes to reach perfect ripeness while retaining acidity. What more could a winemaker ask for? The nose is deep and interestingly savoury (not animal) followed by a gorgeous fresh, open, dark fruit palate with lots of bright juice and a fine sweet end. Wineburg says she loves “the dance between the Carmenere and the Cabernet Franc, and the diversity it brings to the glass”. The tannins are sweet and approachable, the fruit earthy and warm. What a generous, poised, beautifully made, unpretentious, simply delightful wine.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Carmenere

Alcohol

14.5%

Bottle size

750ml

Drink dates

2021 - 2035

Origin

Country

USA

Region

California

Sub-region

Napa Valley AVA

Area

Rutherford AVA

Tasting Information

Blind

No

Tasted by

Adam Lechmere

UK Stockist

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