We last encountered Quilt late last year during its inaugural release of Napa cabernet. Today we look at Quilt’s second release of the same wine — in its Reserve form — plus its 2015 chardonnay, also sourced from Napa fruit.
2015 Quilt Chardonnay Napa Valley – A more traditional chardonnay, but one that is filtered through lemon and grapefruit peel, with a slightly sherried, acidic edge. The finish is sweet-and-sour in equal proportions, with an edge that’s akin to Rose’s Lime Juice. B+ / $30
2013 Quilt Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Napa Valley – Inky black in color, but surprisingly light on its feet, this cab features notes of currants and black cherries, with a strong thread of mint running through it. The finish sees some candied lemon and orange notes come more to the fore, though a gummy consistency tends to dull the experience. B+ / $100