Quintessa  1996 Front Label
Quintessa  1996 Front Label

Quintessa 1996

  • WS91
  • WE90
750ML / 14% ABV
Other Vintages
  • JS98
  • RP97
  • JD96
  • WS93
  • WW93
  • JS97
  • RP96
  • W&S91
  • JS97
  • RP94
  • JS98
  • RP96
  • JS96
  • RP94
  • WS92
  • WW95
  • WE93
  • CG92
  • W&S93
  • RP93
  • WS92
  • D90
  • CG93
  • CG96
  • WE95
  • RP91
  • WS91
  • WE92
  • WW92
  • W&S91
  • CG90
  • CG96
  • WE95
  • W&S94
  • WW91
  • WE94
  • WE94
  • RP91
  • W&S91
  • WS93
  • WE92
  • W&S91
  • WE93
  • WS91
  • WS91
All Vintages
Currently Unavailable $144.99
Try the 2015 Vintage 174 99
144 99
144 99
Save $0.00 (0%)
Ships Mon, Dec 16
Limit 0 bottles per customer
Sold in increments of 0
1
Limit Reached
0.0 0 Ratings
My Wine Share
Vintage Alert
Alert me when new vintages are available
Have you tried this? Rate it now
(256 characters remaining)

0.0 0 Ratings
750ML / 14% ABV

Winemaker Notes

In keeping with our belief that blending early improves balance and complexity, Quintessa 1996 was blended just 4 months after harvest. We chose eight components of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc as the best expression of the Quintessa vineyard. The wine is rich and dense with a beautiful structure and the promise of great aging ability. Quintessa's signature softness and elegance will continue to develop until at least 2006.

Critical Acclaim

All Vintages
WS 91
Wine Spectator
Tight and complex, with layers of spicy currant, earth, cedar, toast and anise. Firms up on the finish, with crisp acidity and mineral notes.
WE 90
Wine Enthusiast
A strong briar-patch nose is accented by cola, creamy vanilla, and finely toasted oak. It's much the classic Rutherford big boy, with black-currant, licorice and tobacco notes. Yet it remains cool and light, not heavy or corpulent. Fine tannins close it out, leaving us with a more positive impression than in our original review, which appeared in the July issue.
View More
Quintessa

Quintessa

View all products
Quintessa, California
Quintessa Winery Video

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.

Image for Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon content section

Napa Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon

View all products

One of the most prestigious wines of the world capable of great power and grace, Napa Valley Cabernet is a leading force in the world of fine, famous, collectible red wines. Today the Napa Valley and Cabernet Sauvignon are so intrinsically linked that it is difficult to discuss one without the other. But it wasn’t until the 1970s that this marriage came to light; sudden international recognition rained upon Napa with the victory of the Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars 1973 Cabernet Sauvignon in the 1976 Judgement of Paris.

Cabernet Sauvignon undoubtedly dominates Napa Valley today, covering half of the land under vine, commanding the highest prices per ton and earning the most critical acclaim. Cabernet Sauvignon’s structure, acidity, capacity to thrive in multiple environs and ability to express nuances of vintage make it perfect for Napa Valley where incredible soil and geographical diversity are found and the climate is perfect for grape growing. Within the Napa Valley lie many smaller sub-AVAs that express specific characteristics based on situation, slope and soil—as a perfect example, Rutherford’s famous dust or Stags Leap District's tart cherry flavors.

Image for  content section
View all products
POE26860_1996 Item# 26860

Update your browser to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to update and using the latest version
of Internet Explorer means all your web browsing will be better.

Yes, Update Now
Cheers to You!

New Customers: FREE SHIPPING on $39*. Code HOLLY39

New Customers: FREE SHIPPING on $39*. Code HOLLY39

There was an error redeeming your code.

*Order must be placed by 12/15/2019. Applies to standard shipping only. Order must be at least $39 excluding shipping and tax. Expedited shipping options may require an additional charge. Not applicable to Hawaii and Alaska orders. A standard shipping charge will appear at checkout but the promo code will credit an amount back so that you do not pay for shipping. Promotion does not apply to corporate orders. Not valid on Bordeaux Futures.

Search for ""

Processing Your Order...