Quintessa Cabernet, 2017, Rutherford, Napa Valley, CA
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THE QUINTESSENTIALLY ELEGANT 'QUINTESSA' CABERNET BLEND
Appellation: Rutherford, Napa Valley
Varietals: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon 4% Merlot 3% Carmenére 1% Petit Verdot
The 2017 Quintessa is eloquent in its message. The wine is powerfully structured, with an elegance to its tannins, and notable layers of complexity that reveal themselves as the wine opens in the glass and as it ages in the bottle. The aroma begins with lovely black cherry and cassis coated with dark chocolate. Notes of thyme and sage interplay with hints of cinnamon, cedar, and incense. The wine develops on the palate with lively acidity that offers balance to graceful layers of red and black fruit. Savory nuances of tar and tobacco follow, through a long, lingering finish marked by fine