Review: 2017 Quintessa Rutherford Red Wine

Review: 2017 Quintessa Rutherford Red Wine

Technically billed as Quintessa’s “Red Wine” on the label, this is a blend of 92% cabernet sauvignon, 4% merlot, 3% carmenere, and 1% petit verdot — so, basically, cabernet. And what a lush cabernet it is: big with currants and chocolates both milk and dark, rum raisin syrup, a light balsamic character, and loads of lingering, brambly raspberry notes that cling endlessly to the finish. The wine really never stops, with a Christmas character that winds its way toward nutmeg and dried flowers on the finish. It’s incredibly complex and well worth your time in investigating its depth of character.

A / $200 /

2017 Quintessa Rutherford Red Wine




Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.

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