United States → California → Rutherford
ryansnyder reviewed Quintessa Rutherford 2005 on May 17, 2010
You know the Quintessa red blend is from Rutherford as soon as you feel and taste that red dust the region is famous for towards the back of the palette. It shows dense stewed black fruits, vanilla and mocha up front, and bright raspberry and dark chocolate on the finish. The body is plush and velvety. I'd lay this down in the cellar for at least another 4 years, but would prefer to let it age and open it between 2018 and 2022. This will make a great pairing with filet mignon, but I'm thinking I'd prefer a New York strip myself.