- 95 Punkte JAMES SUCKLING: “Crushed berries, incense and blackberries with black-olive undertones. Extremely perfumed. Medium to full body. Very intense for a 2017. Crafted and polished. Long and caressing. Elegant. Drink or hold."
- 95 Punkte Robert Parkers WINE ADVOCATE, Lisa Perrotti-Brown: “Already bottled, the 2017 Quintessa displays a deep garnet-purple color. The nose needs a little coaxing before it reveals bold, expressive notes of crushed red and black plums, black currant jelly, wild blueberries and kirsch with nuances of camphor, cloves, cedar and lilacs plus a hint of oolong tea. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has beautifully expressed, elegant red and black fruit layers, with a sturdy, grainy frame and plenty of freshness, finishing long and earthy."
|James Suckling:||95 JS|
|Rebsorte(n):||Carmenere Petit Verdot Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc|
|Parker Wine Advocate:||95 RPWA|
|% vol Alk:||14,5|
|Notizen des Weinguts:||Vintage Notes A near-perfect season, the vines started moderately early in 2016 and enjoyed ideal weather conditions in the spring, continuing throughout the summer and fall. Cooler temperatures in August provided an extended hang time, allowing the fruit to reach peak ripeness and beautiful vineyard expression. Harvest began before dawn on September 15th and continued through October 13th—just before the winter rains began to nourish and replenish our soil. About the Wine The 2016 Quintessa is a generous wine, with complex and elegant layers than envelop you from the first sip. Welcoming with aromas of cassis, blackberry, red currant and undertones of sage, thyme, crushed rocks and rose petals, the 2016 Quintessa continues to expand in the glass as notes of exotic citrus, clove and fresh tobacco mingle with bright fruit. Full and rich, the wine is held together with fine-grained tannins that interweave beautifully with flavors of dark chocolate, crushed rocks, black cherry and blueberries. The wine is distinct for its energy and depth of flavor, and will leave a lasting impression with its velvety texture and intoxicating perfume. 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, Cruz del Sur, Mt. Calisse, Bench, Las Casas, Corona, Riveria, Monte Cruz, Limelight, Howard's Milion, Pedraza, Silver South, Alcantara, Tesoro, Canyon, Corral|
|Potenziell allergene Substanzen:||Enthält Sulfite. Kann Spuren von Eiweiß, Gelatine und Milch enthalten.|
|Importeur/Inverkehrbringer:||Crus et Domaines de France, 2 Place Jean Jaurès, 33000 Bordeaux, Frankreich|
|Warnungen:||Der Konsum von alkoholhaltigen Getränken während der Schwangerschaft kann selbst in geringen Mengen schwere Konsequenzen für die Gesundheit des Kindes nach sich ziehen.|
|Hersteller:||Quintessa, 1601 Silverado Trail, Saint Helena, CA 94574, USA|