"Full red-ruby. Musky dark berries, wild herbs and smoked meat on the nose. Concentrated, sappy, surprisingly primary style of Pinotage with a musky saline complexity to its dark berry, herb and woodsmoke flavors. Finishes with dusty, firm-edged, building tannins. Quinta Essentia is a joint venture established in 2015 by Washington state's Betz Family Winery, Carl van der Merwe, a leading winemaker in South Africa and Wendy Appelbaum, the owner of DeMorgenzon.- Stephen Tanzer"
-Vinous (May 2017), 90 pts