Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 2014 Quintessa Rutherford Bordeaux Blend (97JS, 94RP, 93DC, 92WS). James Suckling: "Aromas of spearmint, sweet tobacco, cigars and blackcurrants follow through to a medium to full body, very polished and refined tannins and an intense finish. Extremely fine and long. Savory. Extremely long finish. Biodynamically grown." (01/2017)
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2014 Quintessa Rutherford Bordeaux Blend (qty: 4)
Aromas of spearmint, sweet tobacco, cigars and blackcurrants follow through to a medium to full body, very polished and refined tannins and an intense finish. Extremely fine and long. Savory. Extremely long finish. Biodynamically grown.
The three red wines are represented best by the flagship wine, the 2014 Quintessa Proprietary Red from their vineyards in Rutherford. A beautiful floral, black raspberry and blackcurrant nose soars from this dense ruby/purple wine. Medium-bodied, beautifully rich and layered, the emphasis is on discreet yet intense flavors, power allied with elegance, and wonderfully supple, lush tannins. This wine has great balance, purity, and presence on the palate... This is probably the best set of wines I have yet tasted from the Huneeus family, who own this beautiful property off the Silverado Trail south of the Meadowood Resort. (RP)
Very ripe, juicy and expressive black plum is joined by savoury notes of tobacco leaf and woodsmoke. The herbal notes hint at the exotic addition of Carmenere and spicy Petit Verdot. The body is full, smooth and ripe, the firm and fine mesh of tannins supple and elastic. This charms with generosity and warmth alongside its firm but approachable structure. (AK)
A potent, distinctive style, with loamy earth and graphite details amid the rich dark berry, licorice and savory herb notes, ending with repeating flavor themes and a foundation of firm, fine-grained tannins. (JL)