James Suckling
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Wine Spectator
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Quintessa Estate Proprietary Red Blend 2012

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Product description

The great wines of the world consistently express the distinct qualities of the estates from which they come. In Napa, Quintessa is such a wine. To preserve the natural mosaic of the vineyard, each small plot is farmed, harvested and vinified individually so that the nuances of the land shine through. Afterward, the best components are brought together to create a wine of elegance and harmony. A timeless classic.

Rarely do you find a wine that is seamless from start to finish. This wine entices with aromas of violets mingled with red and black fruit. On the palate, it is rich and concentrated, finishing with elegant well-balanced tannins. This is truly an exceptional wine from a textbook growing season.

96 Points - James Suckling

Purity of blackberry, black currant and hints of toasted oak. Full body, yet refined and very elegant. The tannins are extremely polished and beautiful. It's so beautiful to drink now. Goes on for minutes. From biodynamically grown grapes. Hard not to drink now but will improve with age.

94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The outstanding 2012 Proprietary Red Blend Quintessa is composed of Bordeaux varietals dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon followed by Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Carmenere. One of the strongest efforts to date from this winery, it possesses a deep ruby/purple colour as well as abundant aromas of sweet white chocolate, acacia flowers, black and red fruits, full-bodied opulence, velvety tannins, and enough acidity to provide freshness and focus.

92 Points - Wine Spectator

Pleasantly rich, graceful and elegant, with a tapered mix of currant, blueberry and blackberry flavours that are ripe, firm and deep, but not weighty or excessive. A seductive push of black licorice adds dimension. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Carmenere and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2027.