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dolcevita , Roger S835

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2005 Quintessa - Red Proprietary Blend - USA - California - Napa - Rutherford - Red

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USA - California - Napa - Rutherford

Red Proprietary Blend
Producer Notes

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... More »

IWC 89+
WS 88
Drink Dates
Comm: 2010-2020 WS: 2008-2015
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IWC 89+
Source International Wine Cellar
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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WS 88
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2008-2015

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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Author mike1054
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.72%
Tasted On 01/02/2015
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Author Rossboss
Site / Blog   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.

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Author WineRyan
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.444%
Tasted On 04/25/2010

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

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Author Joe G765
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 80%
Tasted On 09/13/2009

Drinking nicely.

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Author 19th Hole Vineyard
Site / Blog  Trust Rating 97.674%
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.

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Author Victor
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.157%
Tasted On 11/22/2008

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

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