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1996 Quintessa - Red 750ml
1996 Quintessa - Red
USA - California - Napa - Rutherford
Red / Proprietary Blend
1996 Quintessa - Red
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Professional Reviews

IWC
89

International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Issue 93

Dark red-ruby. Dusty, cedary aromas of currant, roasted plum, smoke and tobacco. Pliant and juicy in the mouth, with slightly autumnal redcurrant, tobacco and plum flavors. A drier-styled but rather sophisticated wine. Finishes with firm but even tannins and very good length.

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WS
91

Wine Spectator Author: James Laube

Tight and complex, with layers of spicy currant, earth, cedar, toast and anise. Firms up on the finish, with crisp acidity and mineral notes. 4,000 cases made.

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Community Reviews

96

Ted M943 Tasted On: 07/07/2012

Wonderful, nuanced, bordeaux-like wine. Not thin at all, as some community notes implied. Decanting necessary.

90

Paco6945 Tasted On: 05/27/2009

Mowed grass and green pepper on the nose. Fruit and acidity well balanced. Spice and cedar complements the fruit. Great color and clarity. Not a hint of oxidation on the edge. Short to medium finish. Fruit is slighty muted but plenty of structure to last another 5-7 years.

93

Tj R Trust Rating: 94 Tasted On: 01/20/2009

excellent, soft tannins, more complex than 1997

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