The 2017 Quintessa is an absolutely sensational showing in this vintage. Composed of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 3%Carmenére and 1% Petit Verdot, this begins with striking aromas of dark cherries and currants followed by spices, loam, dark cocoa powder, wild flowers, herbs and hints of baking spices all taking shape. On the palate this is full-bodied and structured with well-polished tannins framed by a beautifully touch of acidy providing a wonderful sense of freshness. Flavors of dark currants, baking spices and loam continue to leave a lasting impression on the supple finish. This is a total beauty that is drinking exceptionally well today, but also shows wonderful aging potential as well.