Quintessa 2013 has concentrated, ripe, mixed cherry/berry aromas and flavors with a pencil box nuance and a subtle dark floral note. It is dry and full bodied with a long, lush, surprisingly smooth, slightly spicy finish. Highly recommended.
Quintessa 2013 is a red wine blend from the Rutherford AVA in Napa Valley, it is composed of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Carmenere. It was aged for 21 months in French oak barrels of which 85% were new.
Tasted on October 5, 2016 in Houston with Larry Stone, MS.