Reviews & Scores
The 2011 Quella is powerful and quite savory in style. Black cherry, herbs, leather, licorice and menthol open first. Most surprisingly though, Quella stands out for its substantial power and density. This is a terrific showing from a wine in the BOND range that sometimes does not get its full due.
Sourced from a site in the hills east of St Helena. An enthralling, slow-burning nose of green pepper, pomegranate skin, ripe raspberries and moss. The texture is deft, floating and lacy, all the while asserting itself with a bevy of black fruit flavors. The finish is initially ghostly and subtle before becoming pure, energetic and fresh. The most enticing and seductive wine of the Bond lineup.
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.
This is very seamless, with refined tannins. Savory, with hazelnut and berry. Full body, juicy and pretty. Long, lively finish.