Welcoming the 2015 Quintessa
We are pleased to announce the release of the 2015 Quintessa, a wine that will be remembered as a
collector’s vintage—one of exceptional quality and scarcity.
At Quintessa, we look at each vintage as the next step in our quest to create a wine that is a true
reflection of this unparalleled estate. The 2015 vintage marks the first vintage in which winemaker Rebekah Wineburg crafted the wine from vine all the way to bottle. It was also a vintage that brought new techniques into the winery, including barrel
fermentation, which creates an incredibly seductive wine at its youth, but with the ability to age for
years to come.
I have been fortunate to taste many great wines from around the world, and have always especially
enjoyed the experience of getting to know a wine over time to see how it evolves as a living and
breathing storyteller. I hope that you have the opportunity to enjoy the 2015 today, and to set some
aside to enjoy with friends and family over the next several decades.
We are honored that you have joined us on our journey, and I hope to be able to share a glass of this
wonderful new release with you soon.
A Wine of Harmony
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. Discover our Current Release >
“The 2015 Quintessa has a gorgeous richness, with superb texture and a long finish. It is indeed special.– Rebekah Wineburg, Winemaker
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. ACCESS TASTING NOTES>>
"the palate is bursting with densely packed, youthful black fruits, framed by finely grained tannins and refreshing acidity, finishing long and mineral laced."
94-96 points, -robert parker's wine advocate
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“This wine has great balance, purity, and presence on the palate.”— Robert
Parker, Wine Advocate
“Outstanding...One of the strongest efforts to date from this winery.”— Robert Parker, Wine Advocate
“Rarely do you find a wine that is seamless from start to finish.”— Charles Thomas, Winemaker Emeritus
“A vibrant and elegant wine with all the hallmarks Quintessa is known for.”
— Charles Thomas, Winemaker Emeritus
“Medium-bodied ... silky ... blackcurrant jam, sweet spices, cedar, and caramel.”— Decanter
“This wine is in the ideal window of drinkability.”— Larry Stone, Master Sommelier
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