Cabernet Sauvignon Quella, Bond 2013

SubregionNapa Valley

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Tasting Notes

Lots of black pepper and dark fruits with plums on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, tannic and powerful. So muscular. Flexing. Form and chewiness throughout. This will need five years of bottle age on release before trying.

Score: 97James Suckling,, January 2016

Much more structured, muscular, tannic and intense is the 2013 Quella, which exhibits blackberry notes, licorice, some truffle, graphite and damp earth, huge fruit, a muscular, full-bodied mouthfeel, and a long, moderately tannic finish. Forget it for a few years and drink it over the following 25-30+ years.

Score: 96+Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (227), October 2016

The 2013 Quella is dark, ample and enveloping in all of its dimensions. Super-ripe black cherry, mocha, spice and leather notes flesh out in the glass. All things considered, the Quella is a fairly approachable 2013 Cabernet. Although it can be enjoyed with minimal cellaring, the 2013 has plenty of vintage 2013 structure lurking beneath the huge, expansive fruit. This is a gorgeous Quella.

Score: 96Antonio Galloni,, November 2017

The 2013 Quella is a powerhouse. Graphite, smoke, game, tobacco, incense and licorice, along with beams of imposing tannin, give the Quella its intense, brooding personality. Readers will have to be especially patient here, as the tannins are forbidding. The 2013 is a fabulous Quella.

Score: 95+Antonio Galloni,, December 2016

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