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Date Printed: 9/30/2014
Quintessa  2004
Quintessa 2004
(search item no. 90708)
collectible wine

Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 96 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 9/30/2014: $159.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2010 Decanter rating: 90 points
2008 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 93 points
2007 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 96 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine News rating: 92 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
1997 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
1994 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Due to a very concentrated vintage, the 2004 Quintessa takes a departure into the realm of power, all the while maintaining the finesse and elegance that have been the signature of the wine from the Quintessa Estate since its inception. An opaque jet black robe leads to a bold attack, transitioning into a weighty, layered mid-palette of infinite complexity. The finish is supple and round with good length and exquisitely forged tannins."
-Aaron Pott, Winemaker
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About Quintessa:

In the northeastern corner of Rutherfod lies Quintessa. The estate is one of the most scenic and geographically unique properties of the Napa Valley. When Agustin and Valeria Huneeus began to develop the property as a vineyard in 1990, they availed themselves of the most advanced viticultural research of the time. Valeria Huneeus, in keeping with her vision as steward of this land, has guided Quintessa's evolution from sustainable farming in 1990 to organic farming in 1995 and to biodynamic farming in 2000. The winery at Quintessa was built into one of the property's many hills. Its eco-sensitive design incorporates gravity flow, French oak and stainless steel fermenters specifically tailored to the diverse blocks of the Quintessa vineyard, and naturally cold caves.