Background:  Quintessa


In 1989, Agustin Huneeus and his wife Valeria Huneeus found the property that would become Quintessa, a remarkable estate in the heart of the renowned Rutherford appellation of Napa Valley. With 280 acres, it was the last great undeveloped property in Napa Valley and had all the characteristics of a great wine estate: rolling hills, many different microclimates and a vast diversity of soil types.


Now with nearly fifteen years of growth, the vines have lost their youthful exuberance and have developed into a balanced vineyard that needs little manipulation to produce low yields and concentrated flavors.”



Quintessa 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon / Rutherford



Sourced from multiple Vineyard blocks, the fruit spent 18 months in medium toast French Oak. In a glass, bold aromas of plum and black currents greet the senses, flowing into the concentrated palate of black fruit, with vibrant accents of cedar, coffee, chocolate, and sweet spice. Generous dusty tannins provide a nice structure, which promises graceful aging. Enjoy a bottle now, or cellar it for five years, and see what awaits.


Score: 90