2019 Quintessa, Rutherford, Napa Valley

2019 Quintessa, Rutherford, Napa Valley

A fantastic vintage from this biodynamic estate in Rutherford. It’s full of complex black fruits, floral notes and an earthy mineral element so typical of this sub region.

Critic score
96.75/100 info
Pricing
info
Bottle
En primeur info
In stock
£218.68
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur info
In stock
£1,312.08

Wine details

  • Region & country
    USA
  • Maturity
    Young 2026 - 2045info
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)

Tasting notes

I was blown away by the 2019 Red Blend from Quintessa, which is up with the crème de la crème of the vintage. Based on Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Carmenère, this full-bodied beauty has a perfectly balanced, seamless, yet expansive and classic 2019 style as well as gorgeous aromatics of cassis, flowers, chalky minerality, and integrated oak. It’s hard to resist already, but I have no doubt this will evolve for 20 years if stored properly.

Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com (April 2022)
97/100

So much earth and spice with walnut and wet earth. Like fog laying over the valley in the morning. Black fruit. Medium-to full-bodied with super-fine tannins that are long and persistent, with graceful progression and length on the palate. So long, with real definition. September 2022 release. From biodynamically grown grapes. Hard not to drink now, but will age wonderfully.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (January 2022)
99/100

The 2019 Quintessa is one of the best wines I have tasted here in some time. Broad swaths of tannin wrap around a core intense dark plum, mocha, licorice and spice. The 2019 clearly needs a few years in bottle to come together. Quintessa is a large, sprawling property with many different exposures. My feeling is that it may not ultimately be suited to making a single large production flagship wine, but that perhaps a series of smaller production wines might showcase the site better

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com (January 2022)
94/100

Also from this producer

Pricing
info