2011 Quintessa 1.5L, single bottle

2011 Quintessa 1.5L, single bottle

$450.00 / Bottle


A classic vintage. A cool growing season, followed by a warm September that allowed the grapes to achieve full flavor development. This is a mouth-watering wine with juicy fruit, lush round tannins, and a seductive finish.
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Our winemaker has released a limited amount of 2009 magnums from our cellar. The perfect size for sharing, this impressive wine is showing incredibly right now and is sure to leave a lasting impression.

A classic vintage. A cool growing season, followed by a warm September that allowed the grapes to achieve full flavor development. This is a mouth-watering wine with juicy fruit, lush round tannins, and a seductive finish.

Cherry and plum fruits are lifted by rosehip, tarragon, pipe tobacco and sweet cedar notes. This is a wine of harmony and finesse with smooth supple tannins and a savory, expansive finish. 

  “Full ruby red. Inviting aromas of spicy red and black fruits,licorice,wild herbs and pepper...Spicy dark berry flavors are complicated by black olive,wild herbs and a hint of leather and lifted by an attractive violet element. Finishes with plump tannins, good mineral lift and lingering perfume...”-Stephen Tanzer, 91 points 

This is a vintage defined by our focus and attention to detail in the vineyards. The year began with cool spring temperatures and moderate rainfall that pushed bud break, flowering, and fruit-set back two weeks. These cooler temperatures continued into the summer months, making canopy management essential. A warm September allowed the grapes to achieve full flavor development. In early October, our experienced viticulturists responded to early rains with careful canopy management, select crop removal, and a lot of patience. The rain was followed by four weeks of Indian summer that allowed the remaining grapes to ripen more fully. Our team used selective picking and careful sorting to ensure that only perfect grapes reached the tanks, and ultimately the finished 2011 Quintessa.