2014 Quintessence Malbec Cabernet
RED MOUNTAIN AVA
Our blend of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon starts off with a notable deep purple color from the Malbec. A nice combination of plums, dried blueberries, blackberries and Bing cherries provides a foundation that is wrapped with lavender, sage and other sous bois (forest floor) aromas. The mouthfeel has a rustic old-school nuance to it with spicy dark fruits, cassis, black pepper and softer tannins. This blend builds well on the palate with present but balanced toasty vanilla oak notes, and ends in a sizable finish.
Jeb Dunnuck, #231, June 2017
"I loved the 2014 Quintessence Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon (68% Malbec and 32% Cabernet Sauvignon) from barrel, and it certainly didn't disappoint from bottle. Sporting a deep purple color as well as fabulous notes of cassis, blueberries, tobacco leaf and incense, it's a full-bodied, voluptuous, seamless, downright sexy beauty that's already impossible to resist. Drink it anytime over the coming decade. It's one of the best Malbecs from Washington."