2005 Quintessa - Red 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89+

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.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Dec 08

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

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.

Drink Dates: 2008-2015
Author: James Laube


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Collector Reviews For This Wine


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Author: Joe G765
Trust Rating: 80
Tasted On: 09/13/2009
Drinking nicely.

Rating: 94
Author: 19th Hole Vineyard
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 11/17/2008
http://www.19thholevineyard.com 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.

Rating: 93
Author: 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.

Rating: 93
Author: mike1054
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 01/02/2015

Rating: 92
Author: 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.

Average rating: 89, based on 7 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

1960 bottles owned by 470 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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