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Quintessa Proprietary Red Blend 2013 (Rutherford, Napa Valley, California) - [JS 98] [RP 96]
Quintessa Proprietary Red Blend 2013 (Rutherford, Napa Valley, California) - [JS 98] [RP 96]


 
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Winery: Quintessa
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Carmenère, Petite Verdot
Region: Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
Vintage: 2013
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Availability:: PRE-ARRIVAL ETA Sept 2016
Product Code: QUINTESSA13-W

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Notes from the Winemaker:

The 2013 Quintessa is a deep and thoughtful wine from an exceptional vintage. Dark and rich in color with aromas of bright cherry, blackberry and blueberry with cedar spice and notes of fresh herbs and spring flowers, this wine expresses harmony between fruit and earth. With supple tannin in balance with black fruit flavors and lively acidity, the 2013 Quintessa is truly a wine of depth and richness, balance and purity.

Vintage:
The 2013 growing season can be described as an early, even and excellent vintage. A warm dry Spring brought early bud break and with the exception of one heat spike in late June, temperatures were consistent resulting in notably healthy vines. Cooler sunny weather throughout October allowed the final grapes still on the vine to develop superior phenolic and f lavor maturity. This vintage has given us an extraordinary gift, exceptional promise and potential to exceed expectations—another year that has been described as nearly perfect.

Tehcnical Info:
Harvest Dates: September 6 to October 18, 2013
Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Carmenère, Petite Verdot
Maceration: 21 to 25 days average
Time in Oak: 21 months
Oak: 100% French, 85% new, very fine grained, chateau style, medium-plus toast from diverse forests north of the Loire River.
Vineyard Blocks
(in descending order of quantity) Dragon’s Terrace, Cruz del Sur, Bench, Limelight, Rivieria Sur, Lake Terrace, Corona Sur, Silver South, Las Casas, Mont Calisse, Howard’s Million, Corona Norte
Alcohol: 14.5%


Ratings & Reviews
98 Points - James Suckling:
"This is really fantastic on the nose with blackberry, blueberry, lavender, and violets. Even sage. Full body plus extremely integrated tannins that are polished and refined. The balance and harmony is phenomenal. Goes on for minutes. Beautiful now but will satisfy for decades." - (May 3rd, 2016)

96 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:

"The 2013 Proprietary Red Wine has always been good, but I think they have re-positioned themselves at a much higher pinnacle with the 2013. This is a Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated blend but has important component parts such as Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot from their gorgeous vineyards just off the Silverado Trail in Rutherford. The wine has a dense bluish/purple color and a beautiful nose of black raspberries, blueberries, lead pencil shavings, and touches of oak and spring flowers. The complexity of the fragrance is followed by a wine with terrific body, stunning purity, wonderful balance, and great depth and richness. This is certainly the most profound Quintessa made to date and should evolve gracefully for at least 20-25 years." - Robert M. Parker, Jr. (Oct 2015)




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