The BOND brand was established by famous Californian vintner Bill Harlan and its very first vintage produced in 1997. In 2000, a new winery was constructed, exclusively dedicated to this unique line of Napa Valley wines. Today, the BOND portfolio includes five unique wines: each one a single-vineyard, single-variety Cabernet Sauvignon expressing the characteristics of its own terroir of origin. The Quella 2013 from BOND is made exclusively with Cabernet Sauvignon grapes harvested from the 9-acre Quella vineyard, planted in the year 1991. These vines enjoy southwest exposure on a riverbed, and are planted in a soil of cobble, rocks and pockets of volcanic ash (tufa). The vineyard is located at altitudes between 433 and 595 feet above sea level. Known to have the lowest yield of any of the BOND properties, the wines of the Quella vineyard are known for their fantastic structure and salinity.
The BOND Quella 2013 is a bold wine, expressing dark fruit (plums and blackberries) and hints of black pepper on the nose. The fruit on the palate is consistent with the nose, though flavors of graphite and damp earth emerge as well. This is a fantastically structured, intense and very tannic wine offering a full-bodied mouthfeel and long, tannic finish. We recommend at least 5 years of aging in bottle before opening.
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