ORIGIN: US: California
TYPE/VARIETAL: Red Blend
PRODUCT: Quintessa Napa Valley Red Wine
Quintessa, like all classic wines of the world, bears the same name as the vineyard from which it is made. Their goal is to produce the best expression of this extraordinary vineyard each year. In broad terms, Quintessa is a red meritage wine. Each year, it is a blend that can include some or all of the five varietals grown on the estate: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Carmenere. The vineyard's diversity provides wide stylistic options for the wine. Fruit from each component block of Quintessa is harvested, sorted, then gravity fed into either oak or stainless steel fermentation tanks. Once fermentation and maceration are complete, each block wine is aged separately for up to two years in french oak barrels in their caves. After this aging period the components are brought together and the final Quintessa blend is created. The wine is then bottled and laid down for yet another year before release. Although each vintage is unique, they have discovered that finesse and elegance best express the character of the vineyard and as such, they blend for harmony, balance, and length of flavors. Above all, their objective is to make Quintessa a delicious wine that is complementary to food."
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