2013 QUINTESSA “PROPRIETARY RED” RUTHERFORD
Quintessentially Rutherford down to its core, Quintessa’s 98 Point Proprietary Red is absolutely riveting. Saturating your palate in provocative and hednoistic flavors, the 2013 offers the full spectrum of beautiful red and black fruits, laced with spring flowers, lavender, dried violets, Ghirardelli chocolates, and of course, Rutherford dust. The winery’s consulting winemaker is Michel Rolland… One of the most influential winemakers in the world, with hundreds of clients spanning 13 countries. Here’s a chance to own this iconic Rutherford wine, and from a vintage which many in the industry agree is the best in the last decade.
Birthed from a dozen, bio-dynamically farmed vineyard blocks located on the Eastern edge of Rutherford, each carefully chosen block contributes its own unique flavors and textures to the final blend. The grapes were gently crushed on the winery roof and make their way to the fermentation room below, utilizing a gravity-flow method. After 21 months in high quality oak barrels, this wine is remarkably stunning right now. I highly recommend adding some of this to your cellar, while supplies last.
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2013 QUINTESSA "PROPRIETARY RED" RUTHERFORD
From James Suckling, "This is really fantastic on the nose with blackberry, blueberry, lavender, and violets. Even sage. Full body plus extremely integrated tannins that are polished and refined. The balance and harmony is phenomenal. Goes on for minutes. Beautiful now but will satisfy for decades." 98 Points
From Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, "The 2013 Proprietary Red Wine has always been good, but I think they have re-positioned themselves at a much higher pinnacle with the 2013. This is a Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated blend but has important component parts such as Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot from their gorgeous vineyards just off the Silverado Trail in Rutherford. The wine has a dense bluish/purple color and a beautiful nose of black raspberries, blueberries, lead pencil shavings, and touches of oak and spring flowers. The complexity of the fragrance is followed by a wine with terrific body, stunning purity, wonderful balance, and great depth and richness. This is certainly the most profound Quintessa made to date and should evolve gracefully for at least 20-25 years. Quintessa is a magnificent estate in Rutherford, and this is the flagship wine of proprietor Agustin Huneeus." 96 Points
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