Quintessa 2017 Red Blend, Rutherford, Napa Valley


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The Iconic Napa Valley red, Quintessa is a Cabernet Sauvignon blend from estate vineyards in the heart of the Rutherford Bench district. Each year, it is a blend that can include some or all of the five varietals grown on the estate: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Carmenere. Fruit from each component block of Quintessa is harvested, sorted, then gravity fed into either oak or stainless steel fermentation tanks. Once fermentation and maceration are complete, each block of wine is aged separately for up to two years in French oak barrels. After aging, the components are brought together and the final blend is created. This 2017 is the latest release. It’s a blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 3% Carmenere and 1% Petit Verdot aged 22 months in 76% new French oak barrels.The Wine Advocate scored this 95 points saying “Already bottled, the 2017 Quintessa displays a deep garnet-purple color. The nose needs a little coaxing before it reveals bold, expr…


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