2001 Quintessa - Red 750ml

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2001 Quintessa - Red Front View
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

($110) Bright red-ruby. Musky, rather exotic aromas of dark raspberry, blackberry, woodsmoke and spicy oak, complicated by a mineral pungency. Fat, sweet and lush, with deep flavors of dark berries and truffle. At once classically dry and pliant, with a fatter texture than most past releases of this wine. The finish features big, broad, dusty tannins; good building length; and a note of Rutherford dust.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 118

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Author: Tod N
Trust Rating: 92
Tasted On: 01/19/2013

Author: Ed K994
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 05/19/2010
Very sophisticated wine

Rating: 96
Author: MEP
Tasted On: 07/26/2010
Drink Dates: 2010-2012

Rating: 88
Author: GrapesofWrath
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 08/20/2007

1 of 1 people found this review useful.

Rating: 88
Author: rphillips26
Trust Rating: 91
Tasted On: 07/21/2010
Drink Dates: 2005-2012

Average rating: 90, based on 6 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

1254 bottles owned by 428 collectors.

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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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