Cabernet Sauvignon Red wine

Quintessa 2014

RRP £195 per bottle
UK Stockist
92
Tasted on
11/02/2021
Tasted by
Adam Lechmere
Tasted in
London

2014 was an excellent growing season (albeit with 6.0 magnitude earthquake on 24 August). This is fresh, perfumed, rich and intense. The perfume is garriguey and Mediterranean, lovely dusty (Rutherford dust) tannins and then sweet acidity washed by juice. What a lovely wine – fresh and complex, racy, seamless acidity. Supple and plush. Quintessa is one of those wineries (Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars is another, Corison, Stony Hill and many more) that has maintained the same leaner, fresher style through the Napa boom years. “The ambition has been maintained from the beginning,” says winemaker Rebekah Wineburg. These wines are now absolutely of their time, and they are splendid.

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