Winemaker Rebekah Wineburg describes the Quintessa 2017 as eloquent and “a clear expression of what has made our estate so unique.” The wine vividly expresses both the property and the vintage and is shaped by the soils, clones, and climate. It’s remarkably elegant, harmonious, and penetrating, and with double 95 point scores, don’t wait to acquire this great vintage.
Rebecca and her team brought this vintage forth from eleven biodynamically farmed vineyard blocks located on Rutherford’s Eastern edge, where each small plot is cultivated, harvested, and fermented individually so that the unique nuances of the land shine through. The 2017 release was eloquently shaped by Rebekah, who honed her skills at Rudd and Buccella before becoming the winemaker at Quintessa.
Their 2017 release has profound elegance, and the vintage features more than 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, providing the power and structure for the wine. After 22 months in high-quality oak barrels, this wine is remarkably stunning right now.
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“… the 2017 Quintessa displays a deep garnet-purple color. The nose needs a little coaxing before it reveals bold, expressive notes of crushed red and black plums, black currant jelly, wild blueberries and kirsch with nuances of camphor, cloves, cedar and lilacs plus a hint of oolong tea. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has beautifully expressed, elegant red and black fruit layers, with a sturdy, grainy frame and plenty of freshness, finishing long and earthy. Drink 2020 – 2047 ” 95 Points
“Crushed berries, incense and blackberries with black-olive undertones. Extremely perfumed. Medium to full body. Very intense for a 2017. Crafted and polished. Long and caressing. Elegant. Drink or hold.”
“The 2017 Quintessa is eloquent in its message. The wine is powerfully structured, with an elegance to its tannins, and new layers of complexity that reveal themselves as the wine opens in the glass and as it ages in bottle. The aroma begins with notes of black cherry and cassis, covered by dark chocolate. Notes of thyme and sage interplay with hints cinnamon, cedar and incense. The wine enters with lively acidity that balances gracefully alongside layers of red and black fruit to create a wine of elegance and finesse. Following with savory characters of tar and tobacco, this wine has structure and drive, and a long lingering finish of fine tannin.”