Mt. Calisse
2021 Cabernet Sauvignon

2023 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 27 | Lot No. 101
Vintage: 2021


Mt. Calisse

Cabernet Sauvignon

5 cases produced


  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from a single block in the volcanic eastern hills of the Quintessa estate
  • The white soils of Mt. Calisse produce a distinctive wine with complexity and a long finish
  • Fermented in concrete tanks to maintain purity and develop supple tannins with elegance and finesse
  • Organically farmed since 1990 and biodynamically farmed since 1996


Standing on its own for the first time, Mt. Calisse is a core component of the Quintessa blend. This Cabernet Sauvignon block sits on hillside terraces rich with volcanic, white ash soils. Its topography originated from landslides in the Vaca Mountains. Such pure rhyolitic ash soils—more prominent on Pritchard Hill and Howell Mountain—are rarely found on the valley floor. Mt. Calisse grounds the final Quintessa blend with length and finish characteristic of a mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. It is a wine of intense floral and red fruit aromas, linear and long with a classic, fine-grained chalk finish. Your wine offers extended aging potential.

Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Rebekah  Wineburg

Winemaker, Quintessa

Winemaker, Rebekah  Wineburg

With experience in the wine-growing regions of California, Oregon, Italy, and New Zealand, Rebekah contributes a worldly perspective to the cultivation and production of luxury wines in Napa. Rebekah’s passion for winemaking began when at the age of 16 she visited Napa Valley vineyards with her parents, and an Australian friend of her father who was a chemist and a winemaker. At each of the vineyards he explained winemaking and wine tasting to Rebekah. The discussions from that visit left such a lasting impression that she went on to pursue a dual degree in chemistry and biology at Macalester College with the dream of becoming a winemaker. Committing wholeheartedly to her dream, she enrolled in the winemaking program at the University of California, Davis, where she earned her master’s degree in viticulture and enology. After completing her MS with a thesis on the effects of winemaking techniques on the phenolic composition of Cabernet Sauvignon, she abandoned the lab and went headfirst into a series of harvests in Italy, Oregon, and New Zealand before settling down in Napa Valley where she has worked and continued to learn wine making at exceptional producers, such as Staglin Family, Rudd Estate and Buccella Wines before joining the Quintessa team in 2015. She is a professional member of the American Society of Enology and Viticulture and past President of the Napa Valley Wine Technical Group.

After all these years, Rebekah still cannot believe her good fortune – to have become acquainted in her teens with the beautiful Napa Valley and with winemaking, which led to such a fulfilling career. For Rebekah, the joy of winemaking is the opportunity to be a part of something so much more, as wines have a life and spirit of their own.

Country born: US

Education: Master's degree in viticulture and enology at University of California, Davis
Dual degree in chemistry and biology at Macalester College

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winery Distribution

Quintessa is distributed in the following markets. Please contact the winery directly for the most up-to-date distribution information and to explore commercial opportunities.

Quintessa Contact: Carly Imhof


  • California ( Southern Glazers Wine& Spirits )
  • Connecticut ( Slocum & Sons )
  • Florida ( Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits )
  • Georgia ( Georgie Crown )
  • New Jersey ( Allied Beverage )
  • New York ( Lauber )
  • Ohio ( Wine Trends )


  • Canada ( Rogers & Co (Ontario - LCBO only) )
  • Caribbean ( Bordeaux Negociants )
  • Chile ( Bordeaux Negociants )
  • China ( Bordeaux Negociants )
  • Denmark ( Bordeaux Negociants )
  • Hong Kong ( Bordeaux Negociants (Watsons) )
  • Japan ( Bordeaux Negociants (FWines, Jalux, Pieroth) )
  • Mexico ( Bordeaux Negociants (ECM de Vinos) )
  • Panama, Republic of ( Bordeaux Negociants )
  • United Kingdom ( Bordeaux Negociants (Berry Bros, Hedonism) )
  • Vietnam ( Bordeaux Negociants )
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