Quintessa 2016 – Rutherford, Napa Valley

Quintessa 2016 – Rutherford, Napa Valley

The nose is fruity, elegant and offers a beautiful finesse of the grain, intensity and precision. It reveals notes of ripe cassis, black blackberry and small notes of black plum associated with small touches of wild strawberry, ripe/crushed redcurrant as well as hints of racy minerality, Cuben pepper and cornflower. The mouth is fruity, fresh, well-balanced and offers a good definition, precision, gourmandize, tension, an acidulous frame as well as deepness. In the mouth this wine expresses notes of black cherry, cassis and small notes of blackberry associated with small touches of raspberry, cherry as well as hints of black plum, violet and fine hints of iris. Tannins are elegant and well-built. Good length and persistence.

Note (Score): 17.75/20

Note (Score): 95-96/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 01/2020

Dégustateur (Wine Critic): Choukroun Chicheportiche Jonathan

Type d'agriculture (Agriculture): Agriculture Raisonnée (Sustainable Agriculture)

Type (Kind): Rouge (Red)

Format dégusté (Tasted bottle size): Bouteille (Bottle)

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Non (No)