Rutherford Bench
2022 Cabernet Sauvignon

2024 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 28 | Lot No. 75
Vintage: 2022


Rutherford Bench

Cabernet Sauvignon

10 cases produced


  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Biodynamically and organically farmed estate fruit
  • Barrel-aging for 20 months in tight-grained French oak and fermented in concrete
  • Dense yet supple tannin, red fruit driven with an undertone of sagebrush


In honor of the Rutherford appellation's 30th anniversary, the site for this Cabernet Sauvignon is an estate vineyard block offering classic Rutherford character. Quintessa’s Bench Block is a core component of every vintage, running alongside the Napa River at the westernmost edge of the property. Its gently sloping sandy clay loam delivers red fruit flavors and a plush mouthfeel. This block is a true expression of the valley floor’s Rutherford dust, rounding out the final Quintessa blend.

Wine Facts

  • Sustainably produced
  • Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")

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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