2014 Water Witch Reviews Vineyards Past Vintages
         

Vineyard Source

Quintessence, Red Mountain


Blend

57% Cabernet Sauvignon
25% Merlot
14% Cabernet Franc
4% Petit Verdot


Alcohol

14.8%

Release Date

February 11, 2017

Production

168 Cases

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Tasting Notes

"Loads of plum, baking spice, licorice and graphite emerge from the glass of the 2014 Water Witch Red Blend, and it's a Cabernet Sauvignon dominated red that includes 25% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. Rich, rounded and textured on the palate, it has chewy tannin, loads of character and is ideal for drinking over the coming 8-10 years or more." Jeb Dunnuck


(91-93) Points, The Wine Advocate


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91 Points (June 2017)

"Loads of plum, baking spice, licorice and graphite emerge from the glass of the 2014 Water Witch Red Blend, and it's a Cabernet Sauvignon dominated red that includes 25% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. Rich, rounded and textured on the palate, it has chewy tannin, loads of character and is ideal for drinking over the coming 8-10 years or more." Jeb Dunnuck

 


 
         

Quintessence

Quintessence Vineyards is a 410-acre parcel of land with a base elevation of 675 feet, rising to 1,025 feet as it reaches Red Mountain AVA's southwest-facing slopes. Quintessence founders Dick Shaw and Paul Kaltinick planted their first vines as partners on Red Mountain in 2010. They launched Quintessence with a planting of 68 acres along Red Mountain's southwestern slope. Positive response was immediate, with customers pointing to "world class vineyard management" and "spectacular fruit" as some outstanding attributes. Additional planting followed, with similar success. Now, with the expansion along the eastern ridge and slop of Red Mountain, Quintessence will encompass some 300 acres in total. Quintessence is made up of premium land, a talent for farming, dedicated management, ideal growing conditions, and a love for what they do.