Bottles to Impress

Quintessa is a red meritage, Bordeaux style blend from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California. Rutherford has the perfect soil for cabernets. The grapes that are used in a Bordeaux blend are: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc & Carmenere. This wine is aromatic and well balanced (acids & tannins). Also it has a long finish (once swallowed it stays for 8 seconds or more in the palate). I tried it together with a French onion soup. It tasted so good!  This is a delicious wine that goes very well with food. Its price is over $80 so this is definitely a bottle bought to impress. It is distributed by Horreo de V Suarez.  SIGHT (+1): Intense cherry color with purple undertones, NOSE (+1): black berries, dark cherry and violets, PALATE (+1): medium tannins, medium acidity, medium body. FLAVOR (+.7): chocolate finish. BALANCE, LENGTH, COMPLEXITY: (+1). RATING: 4.7

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