2001 Quintessa - Red 750ml

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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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Wine Advocate | Rating: 88

The 2001 Proprietary Red Wine (a 9,000-case blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot) reveals a dark, saturated ruby/purple color as well as a sweet nose of black currants, forest floor, cedar, and tobacco leaf characteristics. Made in an elegant, medium-bodied, Bordeaux-like style with good fruit on the attack, but high tannin in the finish, it is best consumed between 2005-2012.

Drink Dates: 2005-2012
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 150

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

Aromas of exotic fruit with cherry, coffee and toasted oak. Full-bodied and verging on jammy, but rich, opulent and fruity. Round tannins. Slightly one-dimensional.

Drink Dates: 2009+
Author: James Suckling

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Customer Reviews For This Wine

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

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

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

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

1 of 1 people found this review useful.

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

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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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