Quintessa Wines and Winery Visit

What a great winery and tasting experience. This is quintessential!  They know how to make you feel special and appreciated.  This really gave me a warm fuzzy feeling. 
 
A very nice lady gave us a private tour and tasting. She took us to a private sitting area poured the first wine and excused herself saying she would be right back. Upon her return, she brought a platter of cheese and crackers. Oh very nice, and paired so nicely with the wines. She gave us great information about the winery and wines, very knowledgeable. They are now partnering up with Flowers, oh wow, another excellent wine.

We tasted :
2008 Vineyard Block Barrel Samples: Bench and Cruz del Sur Cabernet Sauvignon.
2006 and 2007 Quintessa- quite different in the vintages, I liked them both very much but prefered the 2006. Superb wines!

 
The cheese:
San Andreas, Sheep’s Milk, Bellwether Farms Petaluma, CA
Estero Gold, Cows Milk, Valley Ford Cheese Company
Cheese pairing by Nick Peyton, Cyrus Restaurant, Healdsburg, CA

This winery is all class and elegance. The wines were all excellent quality as usual but my favorite was the 2006 Quintessa, lush fruit, full-bodied, mocha, licorice, vanilla spice, lingering finish. Oh nice!

 
Biodynamic farming, Agustin Huneeus Vintner/ Proprietor, Rutherford/ Napa Valley

Thank you for a wonderful afternoon, as we enjoyed our visit very much.
The views are amazing and service is superb!

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Wine Quotes: " Wine improves with age, the older I get the more I like it." "Save the earth, it's the only planet with wine" " A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine" "Wine is meant to be shared with friends" I started this blog to share my education and passion about the wine world. Hope you enjoy! :)
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One Response to Quintessa Wines and Winery Visit

  1. Sounds good, I’ll be happy to try those cheese pairings and see if they work 😉

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