Quintessa

THE GREAT WINES OF THE WORLD consistently express the distinct qualities of the estates from which they come. In Napa, Quintessa is such a wine. To preserve the natural mosaic of the vineyard, each small plot is farmed, harvested and vinified individually so that the nuances of the land shine through. Afterward, the best components are brought together to create a wine of elegance and harmony.

Depending on the vintage, Quintessa may include some or all of the five varietals grown on the property: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Carménère. The fruit is harvested early in the morning, then sorted and gravity-fed into oak, stainless steel or concrete tanks and vinified. Once fermentation and maceration are complete, the wine from each plot is aged separately for up to two years in French oak. After the final Quintessa blend is created, the wine is bottled and laid down for yet another year before release.

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Faust by Quintessa Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 1.5L
“The 2016 Faust Cabernet is a blend of their estate vineyards in Coombsville and Rutherford and mountain sourcing in Atlas Peak, Mount Veeder, and Howell Mountain. Intense yet fresh with juicy blue and black notes. Notes of dark chocolate and dried herbs seduce the palate while silky tannins and
Item Number: 31223
Bottle:$89.95
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Quintessa Red Blend 2014
97  James Suckling 
James Suckling 97 " Aromas of spearmint, sweet tobacco, cigars and blackcurrants follow through to a medium to full body, very polished and refined tannins and an intense finish. Extremely fine and long. Savory. Extremely long finish. Biodynamically grown. "  Wine Advocate 94 " The three red
Item Number: 31058
Bottle:$158.95
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Quintessa Red Blend 2015
97  James Suckling 
James Suckling 97 “Aromas of blue fruits, blackberries, tile and lead pencil. Full body, firm tannins and a fresh, bright finish. Layered and intense with white-pepper and salt undertones. Love the finish to this racy young wine. Beautiful blue fruits! Drink in 2020 and onwards. From biodynamic
Item Number: 30815
Bottle:$158.95
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Faust by Quintessa Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
“The 2016 Faust Cabernet is a blend of their estate vineyards in Coombsville and Rutherford and mountain sourcing in Atlas Peak, Mount Veeder, and Howell Mountain. Intense yet fresh with juicy blue and black notes. Notes of dark chocolate and dried herbs seduce the palate while silky tannins and
Item Number: 30556
Bottle:$39.95
Case: $479.40
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Faust by Quintessa Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 1.5L
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92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92  "Flamboyant and concentrated red in an old school way. Full-bodied and very velvety. Big and juicy. Needs time to soften and come together but some may like its full-throttle style now."-JS  The Wine Advocate 90  "The Faust 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon comes largely from vineyards
Item Number: 23307
Bottle:$85.95
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Quintessa Red Blend 2013
98  James Suckling 
James Suckling 98 "This is really fantastic on the nose with blackberry, blueberry, lavender, and violets. Even sage. Full body plus extremely integrated tannins that are polished and refined. The balance and harmony is phenomenal. Goes on for minutes. Beautiful now but will satisfy for
Item Number: 22767
Bottle:$168.95
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Faust by Quintessa Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 1.5L
“The 2016 Faust Cabernet is a blend of their estate vineyards in Coombsville and Rutherford and mountain sourcing in Atlas Peak, Mount Veeder, and Howell Mountain. Intense yet fresh with juicy blue and black notes. Notes of dark chocolate and dried herbs seduce the palate while silky tannins and

Faust by Quintessa Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
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94  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 94 “A barrel sample, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is deep garnet-purple colored, with a decadent cassis, baked blackberries and plum preserves-scented nose, plus hints of spice cake, cedar and Marmite toast. Full-bodied, rich, concentrated and wonderfully spicy in the mouth, it has

Faust by Quintessa Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
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94  James Suckling 
James Suckling 94 “This is very intense with blackberries, dark chocolate, fresh mushrooms and blackcurrants. dFull-bodied, fine and fruity yet complex and intense. Structured and lightly austere. Beautiful. Drink in 2020.”-JS  Wine Advocate 90 “Another strong effort from Quintessa is the 2014

Faust by Quintessa Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 1.5L
94  James Suckling 
James Suckling 94 “This is very intense with blackberries, dark chocolate, fresh mushrooms and blackcurrants. Full-bodied, fine and fruity yet complex and intense. Structured and lightly austere. Beautiful. Drink in 2020.”-JS  Wine Advocate 90 “Another strong effort from Quintessa is the 2014

Faust by Quintessa Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 1.5L
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 "A wine with currant and blackberry aromas and flavors. Full body, fine tannins and a long and beautiful finish. Lovely tension and finesse. Drink now."-JS  The Wine Advocate 90 "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Faust is designed as a second wine so that only the top lots end up in

Faust by Quintessa Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
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92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 "Flamboyant and concentrated red in an old school way. Full-bodied and very velvety. Big and juicy. Needs time to soften and come together but some may like its full-throttle style now."~JS   The Wine Advocate 90  "The Faust 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon comes largely from

Quintessa Red Blend 2012 375ml
96  James Suckling 
James Suckling 96 "Fabulous aromas of blackberry, tile and clay. Porcini undertones. Full-bodied, tight and polished with refined tannins and a long, long finish. Racy and beautiful. So long and linear. Goes on for minutes."~JS  Wine Spectator 92 "Pleasantly rich, graceful and elegant, with a

Quintessa Red Blend 2012
96  James Suckling 
James Suckling 96 "Fabulous aromas of blackberry, tile and clay. Porcini undertones. Full-bodied, tight and polished with refined tannins and a long, long finish. Racy and beautiful. So long and linear. Goes on for minutes."~JS  Wine Spectator 92 "Pleasantly rich, graceful and elegant, with a

Quintessa Red Blend 2011
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93  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 93 "For the 2011 vintage, Winemaker Charles Thomas blended Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot from the winery’s 280-acre biodynamic and organically farmed estate in the heart of Rutherford. The effect is memorable, the wine pungent in red plum and cherry.

Faust by Quintessa Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
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93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 "A wine with currant and blackberry aromas and flavors. Full body, fine tannins and a long and beautiful finish. Lovely tension and finesse. Drink now."~JS  Robert Parker 90 "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Faust is designed as a second wine so that only the top lots end up in the

Quintessa Cabernet Blend 2010
93  Wine Advocate 
The Wine Advocate 93 "The 2010 Quintessa, a blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with some Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Carmenere (don’t forget, the proprietor Agustin Huneeus has a background in Chile), is an elegant, finesse-styled red offering deep, rich, cassis fruit, dusty, loamy

Faust by Quintessa Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
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90  Anthony Dias Blue 
Anthony Dias Blue 90 "smooth and juicy with soft herbs, spice and ripe plum and tangy fruit; dusty, elegant and long. 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec, 1% Cabernet Franc."~AB  "Faust is a tribute to Napa Valley's noblest grape- full-bodied, decadently rich and

Faust by Quintessa Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
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Wine Review Online 93 "Dense and powerful, yet not over the top, the 2010 Faust delivers sweet black fruit supported by the signature suave tannins of Huneeus’s wines. But there’s more than just fruit in the glass. Engaging spice, herbal notes and bright acidity make you want to take another

Quintessa Red 2009 1.5L
"A fresh floral, violet aroma mingles with plum and currant in the nose. On entry, the wine is supple with pleasing richness and density that leads through the midpalate. Warm clove spice, sassafras and a touch of vanilla complement nuances of toast to deliver a complex mix of flavors and texture in

Quintessa Red 2009
" A fresh floral, violet aroma mingles with plum and currant in the nose. On entry, the wine is supple with pleasing richness and density that leads through the midpalate. Warm clove spice, sassafras and a touch of vanilla complement nuances of toast to deliver a complex mix of flavors and texture

Faust by Quintessa Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Wine & Spirits Restaurant Poll Top 5 Restaurant Cabernet Four Years Running!  "The 2009 Faust is a benchmark example of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine opens with aromas of red and black cherries, ripe raspberry, hints of violets and a lovely perfume. A lush, full entry on the palate with

Faust by Quintessa Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
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 " Faust Cabernet Sauvignon combines small amounts of merlot (3%) and cabernet franc (1%) and ages it all in 60% new and 40% one-year old French oak barrels for 19 months to create this signature, brooding wine. Named for German poet Goethe's most famous character, Dr. Faust, the wine tempts with

Faust by Quintessa Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Empire Wine Best Value  #1 Choice New York Times Tasting Report 'Judging Napa Cabernets Class of 2007' "Balanced, restrained and elegant with fresh flavors of red fruits and flowers."   "Wine & Spirits Restaurant Poll Top 5 Restaurant Cabernet Three Years Running! Rich and complex with

Quintessa Meritage 1999 3.0L
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91 "Intense, vibrant and concentrated, with firm, complex currant, cedar, anise and black cherry fruit. Tightly wound, with chewy tannins, it can stand short-term cellaring. Best from 2004 through 2014. 9,917 cases made. (JL)"  Winery Notes "1999 Quintessa is a beautiful