Fortunately, we made plenty of the 2000 Quintana. In the glass it displays a stout purple edge and a deep, dark core that presage its robust but ample and juicy style. The wine is quite elegant on the nose, with aromas of black fruits and violets. Dark berry flavors dominate the flavors. This is a quite sophisticated wine, with a long and rather smooth finish that invites the proverbial second glass.
The 2000 Quintana is not the simple and fruity sort of wine generally associated with its price range. Rather it is a classic cabernet that will stand up to medium- to full-bodied cuisine and should become a staple of wine-by-the-glass programs.