Napa and Sonoma Cabernet 2009: panel tasting results

Napa and Sonoma Cabernet 2009, Quintessa
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Quintessa, Rutherford, Napa Valley
Decanter average score: 17.25pts/20 (90+/100pts)
Individual judge’s scores: Stephen Brook 17.5 Yohann Jousselin MS 18 David Motion 16.5
Muted but oaky black fruits on the nose. Medium-bodied, an elegant style, silky texture and flavours of blackcurrant jam, sweet spices, cedar and caramel. Doesn’t lack tannins or structure, but carries them with a light touch. Should age well.
Price N/A UK quintessa.com
Drink 2013–2028
Alc 14.2%