2001 Quintessa Red

Quantity Available3 in stock
Vintage2001
VarietalBordeaux Red
Bottle Size750ml
StyleRed
CountryUSA
RegionCalifornia
Bottle ConditionNormal

$195.00

3 in stock

Description

Quintessa Red, Rutherford, USA 2001

WS
86
WINE SPECTATOR
Tough-edged, with firm, austere, dry and chalky tannins, but also a rich, dense, minerally core of currant and black cherry, ending with a dash of leather.
ST
91
VINOUS
Bright red-ruby. Musky, rather exotic aromas of dark raspberry, blackberry, woodsmoke and spicy oak, complicated by a mineral pungency. Fat, sweet and lush, with deep flavors of dark berries and truffle. At once classically dry and pliant, with a fatter texture than most past releases of this wine. The finish features big, broad, dusty tannins; good building length; and a note of Rutherford dust.
RP
88
WINE ADVOCATE
The 2001 Proprietary Red Wine (a 9,000-case blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot) reveals a dark, saturated ruby/purple color as well as a sweet nose of black currants, forest floor, cedar, and tobacco leaf characteristics. Made in an elegant, medium-bodied, Bordeaux-like style with good fruit on the attack, but high tannin in the finish.
Taste Profile
Red Fruit
Black Fruit
Earth
Oak
Fruit
Body
Sweetness
Acidity
Alcohol
Color
Purple
Best Pairing
Beef
Mushrooms
Pork