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Bond Quella 2011 750ml
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Bond Quella 2011

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750ml
$419.95

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Category Red Wine
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Region California, Napa Valley
Brand Bond
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.
Wine Advocate
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The 2011 Quella Proprietary Red Blend is performing better from bottle than it did last year from barrel. Lots of black raspberry and blueberry fruit intermixed with notes of wet rocks and spring flowers jump from the glass of this medium-bodied, fleshy, beautifully evolved 2011 that is already showing secondary nuances and complexity. This vintage offers immediate gratification and drinkability. It should age effortlessly for another decade or more.

Robert Parker, October 2014
Wine Spectator
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Marked by dry, crisp and snappy raspberry and wild berry flavors, this well-balanced version has gripping tannins and minerally touches. Should reward cellaring. Drink now through 2022. 509 cases made.

James Laube, October 31, 2014