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2016 Quintessa

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Rutherford
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • KTelaak_Buffalo Likes this wine: 95 points

    January 30, 2020 - Seems like it has slightly improved over just 7 months ago. So powerful yet smooth and delicate. Some smooth tannins on the finish. Love it!

  • Mountster27 Likes this wine: 95 points

    January 22, 2020 - It’s ready after 1-2 hours decanted.
    A lot has been said and will be said and you should listen to that about the flavors, etc.
    Paired nicely with that Netflix show about the Unabomber and quiet children.
    Quite lovely.

  • WINE_I_LOVE Likes this wine: 93 points

    October 30, 2019 - Mid to Deep Ruby. Quite concentrated nose of blackcurrant, bell pepper, blue and red fruits, wood spices, liquorice, smoky and crushed stones. Ripe sweet tannins, quite fresh on palate with some residual sugar adding sensation of a bit sweetness. Good concentration and length. Needs 2-3 years to be approachable. 93+

  • srh Likes this wine:

    August 17, 2019 - Winebar [1 Rosé, 3 Whts, & 8 Reds] from 08/16/19 + 5 Shared Bottles (Vintage Wines Ltd., San Diego, CA): Supposedly, C.S., Merlot, C.F., P.V., & Carmenere aged 20 mos in FR oak (70% new); 14.5% ABV;

    N: Attractive, but tough to parse: Berries, pyrazines, toast; Intensity lurking

    P: MF body; RNDISH entry with NICE, ALMOST swtish frt met by an astringent pucker which stays in contact with the init frt as it morphs into a LONG, balanced finish with a bitter/swt choc note to the dusty tannins. NEEDS time to loosen/come together? It's TOUGH for me to predict WHERE this is headed. Therefore, my EXC- could VERY well wind up being QUITE low™. 98 pts Suckling™™ & 97+ WA. [IF this producer is 1 of your favs, DO check with this vendor 'bout their *very* COMPETITIVE price!]

    ™Regardless, I'm NOT impressed by the QPR of this!

    ™™As of mid-Feb '19 speculated 'bout this being in the process of shutting down

  • KTelaak_Buffalo Likes this wine: 94 points

    June 2, 2019 - This is a beautiful wine. Color is dark. It is very easy to drink already with smooth tannins. There are some earthy notes here. Not a fruit bomb at all so opinions might vary. Finish is medium in length.
    No change noticed from bottle to 1-2 hour decant. I have 6 bottles, will enjoy them over time to see if any change or development is noticed.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • Type Red
  • Producer Quintessa
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Rutherford
  • UPC Code 083085001025

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 43 (1%)
  • In Cellars 4,245 (93%)
  • Consumed 259 (6%)

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