Robert Parker writes, “The palate is bursting with densely packed, youthful black fruits, framed by finely grained tannins and refreshing acidity, finishing long.”
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The 2015 season began beautifully, with ample rains a welcome sight after three years of drought. Warm late winter temperatures prompted an early budbreak and ultimately one of the earliest harvests on record for Quintessa. Overall, yields were low with outstanding quality as we began harvest in the early morning of September 2nd. Harvest continued at a fast pace, completing on September 30th. A whirlwind of activity that produced a classic Quintessa vintage of opulence, texture, and length. Truly a collector’s vintage for its low yields and exceptional quality, the 2015 Quintessa will age gracefully for many years.
About the Wine
The 2015 Quintessa is a seductive wine beginning with intense black fruits and warm spice and finishing with dense yet silky tannin. Opening with aromas of black cherry and blackcurrant, the wine expands in the glass as notes of clove, bay leaves, and dark chocolate layering on top of crushed rock, graphite and red earth. Fine grained tannin and dense fruit bound together by lively acidity and a long finish complete the picture and promise further pleasure in the years to come.
Read more about the 2015 growing season, barrel fermentation and collecting Quintessa in the latest edition of our Q Journal
or, watch our 2015 Quintessa release video
featuring winemaker, Rebekah Wineburg.
Harvest Dates: September 2-September 30, 2015
Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Carmenere
Maceration: 19 days average
Time in Oak: 21 months
Oak: 100% French, 75% New, from diverse forests north of the Loire River
Vineyard Blocks (in descending order): Dragon's Terrace, Bench, Corona Sur, Mont Calisse, Cruz del Sur, Limelight, Riviera Sur, Las Casas, Corona Norte, Alcantara, Silver South, Corral, Lake Terrace, Canyon, Tesoro