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2005 Quintessa - Red 750ml
2005 Quintessa - Red
USA - California - Napa - Rutherford
Red / Proprietary Blend
2005 Quintessa - Red
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Professional Reviews


International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Dec 08

Full ruby-red. Complex aromas of currant, mocha, tobacco leaf, smoke and spicy oak. Suave on entry, then distinctly firm-edged in the middle, but with good intensity to the flavors of dark cherry, currant, licorice and herbs. In a rather Old World style, with a restrained sweetness and a light leafy quality. Finishes with firm, building tannins that will require time in bottle to soften.

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Wine Spectator Author: James Laube

Elegant and supple-textured, with earthy currant, mineral, sage and dusty berry flavors that end with a touch of herb and cedary oak. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 10,000 cases made.

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Community Reviews


Rossboss Trust Rating: 100 Tasted On: 09/20/2014 Drink Dates: 2010-2020

More muted and tannic compared to the 2004 but still very delicious, black fruits, earth, dark purple. The structure is there but maybe has more room for growth - all the flavor is front palate. This is only paling to the 2004, and would trump nearly any other winery's best effort. More herbal than the 2004. ~2hr decant before serving.


WineRyan Trust Rating: 95 Tasted On: 04/25/2010

More Bordeaux style then 2007. Really nice nose, more going on then just fruit. Wonderful softness on palate.

Joe G765 Trust Rating: 80 Tasted On: 09/13/2009

Drinking nicely.


19th Hole Vineyard Trust Rating: 98 Tasted On: 11/17/2008

Just had the grand tour of the property...with a nice tasting at the end. the 2005 is like rubbing yourself in silk. One word...Finesse. Reminiscent of the Right Bank in Bordeaux...Better potential than my '04 and '03s. Bravo.


Victor Trust Rating: 93 Tasted On: 11/22/2008

The best Quintessa ever! Fruity, balanced and masculine...A true tour de force!

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