CARING FOR THIS INSPIRING PLACE?is a privilege not taken lightly. Since the beginning, every thought and action has put the land first ? starting with planting small vineyard blocks in sync with the undulating landscape, while preserving 100 acres of natural woodland. Organic?farming practices are used to promote a balanced ecosystem full of life on the estate. The winery, too, is designed to fit into the contours of the hillside, using gravity to gently bring grapes into the cellar. Today, our commitment to caring for this land remains at the center of everything we do.
DEVELOPING VIRGIN LAND?unspoiled and never before cultivated?posed both a challenge and an opportunity. We farm using organic practices. This sensitivity to the land contributes to a balanced ecosystem that promotes thriving, healthy vines and long-term sustainability.
SITTING ON THE EASTERN EDGE?of Rutherford, at the foot of the Vaca Mountain range, Quintessa is a natural mosaic ? an assemblage of hills and valleys with a variety of soils and microclimates that come together to reveal itself in a wine of elegance and harmony.
Due to a very concentrated vintage, the 2004 Quintessa takes a departure into the realm of power, allthe while maintaining the finesse and elegance that have been the signature of the wine from the Quintessa Estate since its inception. An opaque jet black robe leads to a bold attack, transitioning into a weighty layered midpalette of infinite complexity. The finish is supple and round with good length and exquisitely forged tannins