Detail
13 Ratings
Quintessa Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel Sample Cornoa Norte

Wine Details

Vineyard

Quintessa

Style

Red

Wine Description

(From 2013 Vintage) Tertiary aromas seeped from the glass with a mature, port-like nose combined with hints of dark fruit and mushroom. Still held smooth tannins and acidity.

Winemaker's Notes

Quintessa 1997 Harvest Dates: September 2 – 26, 1997 Skin contact: 15 days Time in oak: 23 months Type of oak: 100% French, 50% new Release date: September 2000 Quintessa 1997 exhibits amazing layers of ripe and concentrated fruit, sweet and long tannins that create richness on the palate. The ripe flavors are also complemented by aromas of bright red fruit that enhances this wine's drinking pleasure. Some refer to this as the vintage of the century - all we know is this lovely wine will read more...Quintessa 1997 Harvest Dates: September 2 – 26, 1997 Skin contact: 15 days Time in oak: 23 months Type of oak: 100% French, 50% new Release date: September 2000 Quintessa 1997 exhibits amazing layers of ripe and concentrated fruit, sweet and long tannins that create richness on the palate. The ripe flavors are also complemented by aromas of bright red fruit that enhances this wine's drinking pleasure. Some refer to this as the vintage of the century - all we know is this lovely wine will stand the test of time and continue to develop for five to ten years in the bottle. (hide)

Expert Reviews
  • Decanter
    Rating: 5/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Powerful and elegant ripe blackberry and cassis character with suppleness and beautifully integrated tannin. Ready to be uncorked today, it has the balance to evolve for 4-5 years and reach a great plateau a decade from now.