Quintessa Bordeaux blend Napa Rutherford 2020 750 ml.  1.5L

Quintessa Bordeaux blend Napa Rutherford 2020 750 ml. 1.5L

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Quintessa, Napa Valley, Rutherford, California, USA, 2020

98 points Decanter Magazine

RANKED BY DECANTER #5 2020 CALI RED BEHIND only Harlan, Screaming Eagle, Spotswoode and Paul Hobbes Nathan Coombes!
Tasted by: Jonathan Cristaldi
(at Quintessa, Rutherford, 21 Feb 2023)
Part of Napa Cabernet 2020: Vintage report and top recommendations
Drinking Window: 2023 - 2045
Here is one of the stars of this challenging vintage. A muscular wine, leading with tremendous freshness on the palate, restrained red-toned fruit, and very subtle yet elegant cedar wood intermixed with red-rock minerality. Medium to full-bodied, offering more black fruit on the palate, redolent of muddled blackberries and juicy plums. An iron fist in a velvet glove comes to mind, given the tannin texture, which leads with the furry, velvety side of the glove and transitions to an undercurrent of ironclad and dusty minerals. All this turns fresh and lively through the finish. Perhaps a bit hot on the alcohol, but this will soften soon enough—absolutely one of the more riveting wines of the entire vintage. I had the chance to taste this wine at Quintessa with Rebekah Wineburg, Winemaker and Rodrigo Soto, General Manager, and it was the last in a lineup of wines going back to the 1994 vintage, and it showed all I have written -- Wineburg and Soto are so finely in tuned with Quintessa’s vineyards that it’s almost no surprise they devised such a beautiful wine through such a difficult year, battling fires and dealing with obstacles related to the pandemic. Seek this out.
Tasted by: Georgina Hindle
(at Bordeaux, 31 Jul 2023)
Part of Napa Cabernet 2020: Vintage report and top recommendations
Drinking Window: 2026 - 2045
Gorgeous aromas, fragrant and floral, sweet and heady sun-kissed currants and black cherry fruit. Full and intense but straight and linear, quite lean and not fleshy, with some cool, crystalline blue fruit aspects as well as liquorice and tobacco notes. It's compact for sure, but so well worked, tannins are fine and firm, really supportive and give both a wide and deep frame. Spiced and chalky but this is slick, stylish and sophisticated. The coiled nature of the tannins keeps it from expanding too much right now, clearly youthful with bite and a smoky tang on the finish. A delicious, biodynamic wine worth getting your hands on. Estate director Rodrigo Soto, winemaker Rebekah Wineburg. Ageing 22 months, 60% new French oak. A blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 4% Carménère and 2% Petit Verdot completes the blend.