2014 Quintessa 375ml

2014 Quintessa 375ml

$87.50 / Bottle


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2014 was a year when Mother Nature showed us her power and her grace. The third year in a drought cycle and a harvest beginning with a magnitude 6.2 earthquake created drama and awe. In the midst of this, however, we experienced a near perfect growing season with no heat waves and a bountiful harvest that ripened with excellent acidity and flavor.

The 2014 Quintessa is a beautiful wine, offering both early enjoyment and ageability. Dense and dark in color, with inviting aromas of fresh cherry and blackberry layered with notes of violets, graphite, and hints of cedar spice, this wine exudes warmth. Dancing on the tongue with flavors of dark berries, dark chocolate, and savory herbs, the smooth and supple tannin expresses all the hallmarks of an exceptional Quintessa vintage. Minimum purchase 6 bottles.

Appellation: Rutherford
Napa Valley Harvest Dates: September 5-October 6, 2014 
Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Carmenere 
Maceration: 20 days average 
Time in Oak: 21 months 
Oak: 100% French, 80% new, from diverse forests north of the Loire River 
Alcohol: 14.6% 
Bottling Date: August 8, 2016 Vineyard Blocks (in descending order of quantity) Dragon’s Terrace, Bench, Cruz del Sur, Riviera Sur, Mont Calisse, Las Casas, Limelight, Corona Sur, Corona Norte, Alcantara, Lake Terrace