Quintessa  2008 Front Label
Quintessa  2008 Front Label

Quintessa 2008

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750ML / 14.2% ABV
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Winemaker Notes

Quintessa 2008 opens with fragrant plum and raspberry aromas with notes of cola, cloveand white chocolate rounding out a delicate perfume. The wine enters the palate withsweet red currant and plum fruit flavors and a silky mouthfeel. As it coats the mouth, concentrateddark fruit flavors emerge with succulent balanced tannins, a subtle impression of well-integrated oak and sweetness from the rich, ripe fruit. This vintage will gain complexity in the bottle and age gracefully for a decade and more.

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There is no big burst of fruit or towering wave of sweet oak to make this one an immediate turner of heads, but there is a real sense of sophistication at work here with plenty of depth and layering right from the start. The wine is at once both slightly supple and fairly firm in feel, and its vitality is hard to ignore. It teases with touches of toast and dusty earth spice while hewing to a very long line of optimally ripened currants, and it has all the right pieces in all the right places to grow famously for ten years or more.
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The great wines of the world consistently express the distinct qualities of the estates from which they come. In Napa, Quintessa is such a wine. To preserve the natural mosaic of the vineyard, each small plot is farmed, harvested and vinified individually so that the nuances of the land shine through. Afterward, the best components are brought together to create a wine of elegance and harmony. A timeless classic.

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