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Quintessa Rutherford Bordeaux Blend 2019

Bottle Size: 750 ml

Rating: WE 100, JS 99, JD 97, WA 95

Year: 2019

10 in stock


This is a winemaker's master class in blending and understanding of a long-standing site. Dried herb, cedar and pencil shavings accent lifted red fruit and brilliant acidity on the palate, with a supple yet still youthfully grippy texture that is framed by structured, graceful tannins. Cellar Selection.

Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast.

So much earth and spice with walnut and wet earth. Like fog laying over the valley in the morning. Black fruit. Medium-to full-bodied with super-fine tannins that are long and persistent, with graceful progression and length on the palate. So long, with real definition. From biodynamically grown grapes. Hard not to drink now, but will age wonderfully. 

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com

I was blown away by the 2019 Red Blend from Quintessa, which is up with the crème de la crème of the vintage. This full-bodied beauty has a perfectly balanced, seamless, yet expansive and classic 2019 style as well as gorgeous aromatics of cassis, flowers, chalky minerality, and integrated oak. It’s hard to resist already, but I have no doubt this will evolve for 20 years if stored properly. 

Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com

Gentle floral nuances set against a backdrop of black cherries and cassis, joined by subtle notes of tobacco, cedar and vanilla. In the mouth, it's medium to full-bodied, streamlined, silky and lush, nicely balanced and elegant, with a long, softly dusty finish tinged with licorice and caramel. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.

Joe Czerwinksi, Wine Advocate. 

Collections: Bordeaux Red

Category: 2019, 220915, 750 ml

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