Cabernet Sauvignon Red wine

Quintessa 2013

RRP £200 per bottle
UK Stockist
95
Tasted on
11/02/2021
Tasted by
Adam Lechmere
Tasted in
London

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.

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