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2018 Fidelitas Quintessence Red Wine

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May 26, 2024 - $22



93James Suckling

Violets, tobacco leaf, currants, wild raspberries and licorice on the nose. It’s full-bodied with firm, tight tannins and bright acidity. Structured and firm merlot. Some bitter black-tea character on the finish.

92Wine Enthusiast

The aromas offer notes of plum, cherry, whole coriander, fresh herb, flower and soil.

91The Wine Advocate

Plush, fresh and lively on the nose with hints of sage and dried herbs...full-bodied on the palate, with notions of graphite and a delicate mineral tension followed by flavors of plum and bitter dark chocolate that sway across the mid-palate.


United States, Washington, Yakima Valley, Red Mountain

Yakima Valley AVA was the first AVA created in Washington State. The valley, a 600,000-acre area in south central Washington, was granted AVA status in 1983. In 1984 Columbia Valley was given AVA status, and Yakima Valley was enclosed within the Columbia Valley AVA. Nevertheless, Yakima Valley remains home to the largest concentration of vineyards and wineries in the state. There are more than 60 wineries and some 16,000 vineyard acres, and nearly 40% of Washington wines are made with Yakima Valley grapes. The most frequently planted grape is Chardonnay, followed by Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Winemaking here dates to 1869, when a winemaker from Alsace planted grape vines. Vineyard planting and wine production plodded along slowly until the early 1980s when numerous modern pioneers started making well-reviewed Yakima Valley wines. Some of the state’s newest, most closely watched appellations, including Red Mountain AVA and Horse Heaven Hills AVA, are contained within Yakima Valley.