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2016 Quintessa US Red Blend "Red Wine"

Quintessa 2016 Red Wine

Winery: Quintessa

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Red Wine"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot & 1% Carmenere

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Rutherford

State or country: CA

Price: $190

Cases produced: 9,000

KWG Score: 95.7 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (96)

Review date: December 19, 2019

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon based wine from Quintessa won our recent mini high-end blind tasting. It opens with a mild flinty minerality and gentle black currant bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, very well-balanced, silky and smooth. The flavor profile is a very tasty black currant and refined minerality with notes of black olive. We also detected hints of black licorice, espresso and smoky oak. The finish is dry and its refined tannins drift away nicely. We would pair this gem with a Grill 23 Kobe cap steak. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The 2016 Quintessa is a generous wine, with complex and elegant layers than envelop you from the first sip. Welcoming with aromas of cassis, blackberry, red currant and undertones of sage, thyme, crushed rocks and rose petals, the 2016 Quintessa continues to expand in the glass as notes of exotic citrus, clove and fresh tobacco mingle with bright fruit. Full and rich, the wine is held together with fine-grained tannins that interweave beautifully with flavors of dark chocolate, crushed rocks, black cherry and blueberries. The wine is distinct for its energy and depth of flavor and will leave a lasting impression with its velvety texture and intoxicating perfume.

Organic status: not organic

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