Quintessa Winery Rutherford
This winery was originally part of FRANCISCAN. Quintessa is now solely owned by Agustin Huneeus whose other properties/partnerships include the Chilean winery VERAMONTE and the Sonoma Coast FLOWERS winery as well as a number of other projects. Illumination is a Sauvignon Blanc made from a small plot established at the Quintessa property. Faust is a Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from a range of Napa Valley appellations. Finally The Prisoner is a diverse red blend made in partnership with a number of top growers. The blend comprises Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petite Sirah and Grenache. The rigorously selected Quintessa single estate red, vinified in the gravity fed winery, is a rich and powerful, very ripe Napa meritage blended from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Carmenère that is loaded with richly textured dark fruit and raised for 20 months in oak. (DM)
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