1994 Quintessa - Red 750ml

USA - California - Napa - Rutherford/ Red / Proprietary Blend
1994 Quintessa - Red
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Wine Advocate | 89

A blend of 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, and 30% Cabernet Franc, this dark ruby/purple-colored wine possesses an elegant, graceful bouquet (sweet cherries and kirsch) that has been subtlely influenced by toasty new oak. The medium-bodied, subtle yet rich, red currant/black currant flavors unfold nicely in the mouth. This is an understated, measured, impeccably well-made, claret-styled Cabernet Sauvignon that offers beautiful richness and layers of harmonious flavors. Impressive. Drink it over the next 10-14 years.

Drink Dates: 1997-2011
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 114

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Wine Spectator | 91

Rich, supple and forward, this drinks well now but is worthy of cellaring. The core of currant, anise, cedar, vanilla and spice flavors are smooth and polished, as are the tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. 500 cases made.

Drink Dates: 1997-2001


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Score: 91
Author: Jito72
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 04/29/2011
Drink Dates: 2000-2011
Very interesting and complex, anise, old leather, black currant and cedary aromas notes in a medium to full body palate. It takes 10-15 minutes to open from the 16yrs 'bottle encave' and then it shows you its best....complexsity and pure, nice california cabernet flavors along with chocolate and ripe fruit. It a little passed its peak (it shall was like 3-5 yrs ago) but still very good, but hurry drink now :)
More Vintages and Sizes of Quintessa - Red:

2009 (750ml)
2004 (3.0L)

About This Producer


In 2002, Valeria and Agustin Huneeus' dream of the quintessential wine estate - one vineyard that produces one singular estate wine - was realized with the opening of the winery at Quintessa.

Quintessa is truly a "winemaker's winery." The design facilitates a gravity-flow process and a state-of-the-art winery specifically tailored with fermenters and tanks sized to match the diverse blocks in the Quintessa vineyard. Additionally, the winery at Quintessa is outfitted with the latest in winemaking technology. French oak and stainless steel fermenters stand tall along the winery's front wall, providing the winemaking team with a choice of characteristics adding complexity and subtlety to the blend.

Quintessa, like all classic wines of the world, bears the same name as the vineyard from which it is made. The winery's goal is to produce the best expression of this extraordinary vineyard each and every year.

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