Bond Quella 2014

$619.95

SKU 3830

750ml

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QUELLA is the name for the wine from a 9-acre site located in the eastern hills overlooking the heart of the Napa Valley. Making its debut with the 2006 vintage, the name is derived from the German word for a pristine source or an artesian aquifer. This property is steeply sloped facing southwest. The site is an ancient riverbed composed of cobble and rocks interwoven with pockets of tufa (volcanic ash) that were uplifted during the last volcanic activity in the area. Quella displays an almost ethereal quality of blue fruits, graphite, and a vibrant, subtle finish.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Appellation Oakville
Brand Bond
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Wine AdvocateDeep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Quella is scented of blackberry preserves, fruitcake and crushed rocks with hints of cigar box, dried Provence herbs and Indian spices. Medium to full-bodied, it has a firm backbone of grainy tannins and great freshness lifting the black fruit and earth layers, finishing on a lingering mineral note.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, October 31, 2017
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Wine SpectatorExhibits a mix of dense complexity and refined elegance, showcasing extracted dark berry, fresh earth, anise and mineral flavors, ending with a long, full finish supported by chewy tannins. Cabernet blend. Best from 2020 through 2030. 500 cases made.

James Laube, 2018