bond, quella, napa valley 2015
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Bottled in early 2018, the deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Quella gives aromas of blackcurrants, black cherries and mulberries with touches of tobacco, new leather, iron ore and truffles plus a hint of tree back. The palate is full-bodied, muscular and laden with earth and mineral layers, finishing with persistent savory notes.
The 2015 Quella is a darker, more mineral-laced wine and offers a classic Quella bouquet of black fruits, black truffle, tobacco, and dried earth. It’s full-bodied, deep and layered on the palate, with ripe, present tannins and terrific elegance as well as purity. It has the balance and texture to shine today, yet the class to evolve for 20 years or more.
Flamboyant and very sexy with so much plums and a floral and cedar character on the nose. Full-bodied, very tannic and powerful. A big and rich wine. Very chewy on the finish. But shows a softness and beauty. Try in 2020.
This is a brick-house style, with warm, steeped dark currant, fig and blackberry fruit at the core, laced with bay, warm brick, tobacco and singed juniper notes throughout. Grippy, energetic and well-packed for serious cellaring. Best from 2021 through 2038. 432 cases made.