2009 Quintessa Red

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 88 WS
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend
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SKU: 57292-2009

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Tight and focused, offering a trim band of cedar, loamy earth, dried berry, mocha and espresso, this is well done in a restrained style, ending a bit clipped, with grainy tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: npayab
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Drink Dates: 2014-2018
    Author: Rmann
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.

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 625 bottles owned
  • 85 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 85 collectors)