1997 Quintessa - Red 750ml

USA - California - Napa - Rutherford/ Red / Proprietary Blend
1997 Quintessa - Red
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International Wine Cellar | 90

Red-ruby. Claret-like aromas of plum, redcurrant, graphite, cocoa powder, tobacco and loam. Silky but firm in the mouth; juicy redcurrant, plum and tobacco flavors offer enticing sweetness. Not fat but smooth and stylish. Finishes with fine, dusty tannins and subtle length.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 93

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Wine Spectator | 91

Smooth, rich and elegant, with black cherry, currant, plum and berryish flavors woven together with cedar, toasty oak and complex earthy flavors. 4,500 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2001-2010
Author: James Laube


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Score:
Author: Tj R
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 08/09/2014
oxidized,undrinkable
Score: 95
Author: tiberite
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 02/04/2012
Site Blog: mac_h
Score: 95
Author: Andya
Tasted On: 08/23/2010
Drink Dates: 2010
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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