Bond

Quella Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.4229 ratings
9.256 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Kellin

Like a strong, elegant ballerina dancing on your palate. Bold yet serene. Evolving as it opens in the glass. A truly beautiful representation of the terroir where it’s grown.

Like a strong, elegant ballerina dancing on your palate. Bold yet serene. Evolving as it opens in the glass. A truly beautiful representation of the terroir where it’s grown.

Dec 26th, 2021
Shay A
9.5

After a couple months of hiatus, the Friday City Club group was able to get back together (albeit a smaller, more spread out group) for an epic hosting by @joe leatherwood . 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 5 reds and 1 dessert wine, all served blind.

The first of a monster lineup of 5 incredible red wines. For the first 10-15mins, this was actually my favorite. Very high toned and lifted. Bright. Rich red fruits, spicy black fruits, kirsch, sage and potpourri jump from the glass. On the palate, it was the most elegant of the five with Black Forest cake, mulberries, cedar, dark chocolate shavings and baking spices. I called this 7-10yr old Napa cab (but it certainly seemed a bit of an outlier compared to the next 4!)

After a couple months of hiatus, the Friday City Club group was able to get back together (albeit a smaller, more spread out group) for an epic hosting by @joe leatherwood . 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 5 reds and 1 dessert wine, all served blind.

The first of a monster lineup of 5 incredible red wines. For the first 10-15mins, this was actually my favorite. Very high toned and lifted. Bright. Rich red fruits, spicy black fruits, kirsch, sage and potpourri jump from the glass. On the palate, it was the most elegant of the five with Black Forest cake, mulberries, cedar, dark chocolate shavings and baking spices. I called this 7-10yr old Napa cab (but it certainly seemed a bit of an outlier compared to the next 4!)

Jun 24th, 2020
ADAM STROMFELD

Dark soft nose. Gravelly and sandy rolling tannins. Blackberries and strawberries Dark elegant fruit well balanced. Nice treat on a Friday afternoon

Dark soft nose. Gravelly and sandy rolling tannins. Blackberries and strawberries Dark elegant fruit well balanced. Nice treat on a Friday afternoon

Oct 18th, 2019
Shay A
9.5

@Benjamin Keator had his hosting at the CC tonight and it was absolutely incredible. What a night of gorgeous wines! All wines are guessed blind.

5 reds tonight. 5 Bonds. Insane. I’m not going to try and evaluate each one as if they were crazy different because honestly, I found it fairly easy to determine all were from the same producer. That being said, I guessed all 5 reds were from the same producer and waffled between a horizontal or vertical...I ultimately chose vertical (which was wrong). I guessed all were Napa cabs. This was actually my favorite in the moment. It wasn’t as chalky/dusty as the first two and the fruit profile had mellowed. A younger tar and granite note came through with this.

@Benjamin Keator had his hosting at the CC tonight and it was absolutely incredible. What a night of gorgeous wines! All wines are guessed blind.

5 reds tonight. 5 Bonds. Insane. I’m not going to try and evaluate each one as if they were crazy different because honestly, I found it fairly easy to determine all were from the same producer. That being said, I guessed all 5 reds were from the same producer and waffled between a horizontal or vertical...I ultimately chose vertical (which was wrong). I guessed all were Napa cabs. This was actually my favorite in the moment. It wasn’t as chalky/dusty as the first two and the fruit profile had mellowed. A younger tar and granite note came through with this.

Nov 3rd, 2018
Susan Sangiacomo

Magnum

1 person found it helpfulMar 26th, 2018
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.1

Bond, James

Bond, James

1 person found it helpfulOct 18th, 2014
Martin Sahlberg

One of the best I've had. Great wine! No words needed

One of the best I've had. Great wine! No words needed

May 7th, 2017
Bill Bender

Decanted 3 hours and enjoyed with rooftop ribeyes. A little more oak showing than the other '07 Bond's but far more approachable than the pluribus. Camphor, sweet tar, coffee grounds.....and violets? 😉 @Dag Zapatero @Roman Sukley

Decanted 3 hours and enjoyed with rooftop ribeyes. A little more oak showing than the other '07 Bond's but far more approachable than the pluribus. Camphor, sweet tar, coffee grounds.....and violets? 😉 @Dag Zapatero @Roman Sukley

Oct 6th, 2015
Mark W Smith

Sommelier

8.9

Dense primary fruit & rich ripe tannins. That's about it at the moment. It might take another 9 years to shed the baby fat.

Dense primary fruit & rich ripe tannins. That's about it at the moment. It might take another 9 years to shed the baby fat.

May 1st, 2015
Jesse Smith

Tasted these with the lovely Mary Maher herself!

Tasted these with the lovely Mary Maher herself!

Mar 10th, 2015