2017 Quintessa 750ml, 1pk in pine box

2017 Quintessa 750ml, 1pk in pine box

$200.00 / Bottle

"Full, rich and beautifully laced with layers of floral notes and fragrant earth, the profound black and blue fruits build slowly in the mouth, achieving great energy and depth with a beautiful velvety frame, finishing long and perfumed." - 97+ Points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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Vintage Notes
The 2017 growing season began with record rainfall through winter which led to a mild spring and deep soil moisture. The growing season began on schedule, with bud break and bloom occurring within the average time frame and resulting in beautiful uniformity across the vineyard. As the year developed, 2017 progressed into a warm growing season, similar to 2013 and 2015. The pace continued at an average rate, with verasion occurring at the end of July.

About the Wine
The 2017 Quintessa is eloquent in its message. The wine is powerfully structured, with an elegance to its tannins, and new layers of complexity that reveal themselves as the wine opens in the glass and as it ages in bottle. The aroma begins with notes of black cherry and cassis, covered by dark chocolate. Notes of thyme and sage interplay with hints cinnamon, cedar and incense. The wine enters with lively acidity that balances gracefully alongside layers of red and black fruit to create a wine of elegance and finesse. Following with savory characters of tar and tobacco, this wine has structure and drive, and a long lingering finish of fine tannin.

“Beautifully expressed, elegant red and black fruit layers, with a sturdy, grainy frame and plenty of freshness, finishing long and earthy.”  - 95 Points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Discover More
Watch our 2016 Quintessa release video featuring winemaker, Rebekah Wineburg or download the tasting notes.

Appellation: Rutherford
Harvest Dates: September 15-October 13, 2016
Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Carmenere
Maceration: 22 days average
Time in Oak: 20 months
Oak: 70% new French oak
Alcohol: 14.5%
Vineyard Blocks (in descending order): Dragon's Terrace, Bench, Corona Sur, Mont Calisse, Cruz del Sur, Limelight, Riviera Sur, Las Casas, Corona Norte, Alcantara, Silver South, Corral, Lake Terrace, Canyon, Tesoro