'Top 100 Wines of 2010' and 94 points Wine & Spirits: From a steep, nine-acre vineyard in the eastern hills of the Na...Read more...
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Very concentrated and dense wine, with sweet tannins (vanilla and cedar) on the finish. Blueberry, acacia and floral top notes. Read more
Big, hearty, bold and dark. - Tasted at Wine Spectator New World Wine Experience 2010 Read more
The 2008 Quella is a dark, brooding wine loaded with super-ripe dark black fruit, smoke, tar and licorice. It is a seriously intense wine that will... Read more
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The 2008 Quella is a dark, brooding wine loaded with super-ripe dark black fruit, smoke, tar and licorice. It is a seriously intense wine that will require bottle age. This is an especially authoritative wine from Bond. Anticipated maturity: 2014andndash;2028.
Firm and structured, with loamy earth, mocha and espresso, this is ripe and lively, with currant, blueberry and wild berry notes that are pleasingly subtle and detailed. Even more expansive and syrupy on the finish. Best from 2012 through 2022.
Full ruby-red color. Very ripe aromas of raspberry, licorice and menthol; this too struck me as claret-like. Sweet and refined in the mouth, already showing superb harmony to its raspberry, redcurrant and graphite flavors. Finishes with suave tannins and outstanding length. Like the Melbury, this seems balanced to give early pleasure but should have no trouble lasting for 15 to 20 years in bottle. (Incidentally, pHs here were average in 2008 but acids a bit higher, said director of winegrowing Bob Levy, who offered the opinion that 2008 was a bit like 2005 in style.)
A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2006 Bond (Harlan) St Eden 750ml
The 2006 Quella is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, revealing chocolaty espresso notes, medium to full body, a slightly more streamlined style than the other wines, with a Margaux-like finesse and elegance. This is an attractive, savory, but reserved wine re... Robert Parker. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2006 Bond (Harlan) Quella 750ml
'Top 100 Wines of 2010' and 94 points Wine & Spirits: From a steep, nine-acre vineyard in the eastern hills of the Napa Valley, this is the first vintage of Quella. The soil includes river rock mixed with volcanic tuff, producing an expression that's distinctly different from Pluribus. What's similar is the way the flavors emanate from the structure, initially severe in its tannins, with a perfumed scent of roses and violets brightening their earthy, dusty blackness. There's a sense of restrained ripeness that's unusual in this part of the valley, with scents of sour cherry and cranberry following a beautiful arc of flavor. There's also a resonant umami character, like the flavor of grilled hedgehog mushrooms. This is vinous and fresh, with a clarity and surety to its structure that predicts a long life ahead. (Dec 2009)
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