Bond

Quella Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.442 ratings
9.217 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
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
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
Rob Mondavi

Owner/President of Winemaking Folio Fine Wine Partners

9.8

Sweet tasty, not the wine of the night tonight though

Sweet tasty, not the wine of the night tonight though

Sep 27th, 2014
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

8.7

Lovely but needs more time

Lovely but needs more time

Oct 4th, 2013
Kat Thomas

Sommelier Rose.Rabbit.Lie

10

Oh Bond how you did so well with this one

Oh Bond how you did so well with this one

Mar 30th, 2013
Michael Park

Mellow

Mellow

May 6th, 2017
Richard Steinberg

Sweet red fruit. Smooth as silk. Very nicely integrated.

Sweet red fruit. Smooth as silk. Very nicely integrated.

Apr 10th, 2016
Scott Kahn

Thanks to Bill Bender for selling me this bottle! Regardless of the wine's oak like appellation there is a strong Rutherford dust taste on the front end that finishes with an intense dark chocolate note on the back end. Beautifully balanced and approachable after 30 minutes of decanting. This bottle is a definite "WOW" that you need to try for yourself!

Thanks to Bill Bender for selling me this bottle! Regardless of the wine's oak like appellation there is a strong Rutherford dust taste on the front end that finishes with an intense dark chocolate note on the back end. Beautifully balanced and approachable after 30 minutes of decanting. This bottle is a definite "WOW" that you need to try for yourself!

Mar 19th, 2016
Anthony DiLuzio

We liked the mulberry a bit better we had this with Jackie, Gina, and Jon. We decanted it for about an hour or longer. There was less fruit and more of a mineral profile.

We liked the mulberry a bit better we had this with Jackie, Gina, and Jon. We decanted it for about an hour or longer. There was less fruit and more of a mineral profile.

Aug 15th, 2015
Bernardo Llaguno G.

Típico Paesanos!

Típico Paesanos!

Nov 17th, 2012