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Quintessa 2014

QUINTESSA Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

(Rutherford, Napa Valley, California) $175

So there I was at the annual Rutherford “Day in the Dust” blind tasting of just released 2014 cabernet sauvignons. The wines were good—right up until #5. Five knocked me out. Its beauty was classic. There was richness without weight. It (already) felt like satin–something that usually doesn’t happen with young cabernet. This was a wine that had what the old British wine writers used to call “breeding.”  I could have drunk the whole bottle right then and there. But that would have been a mistake because this wine will be EVEN BETTER with some age. Buy it now and give it to someone later this year as an exquisite holiday gift.  (14.6% abv)

94 points KM

Available at Quintessa

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