Bond Quella comes from an exceptional 3.5 hectare vineyard nestled in the hills overlooking the heart of the Napa Valley. The name Quella, which in German means “spring water”, is a slope composed of pebbles, rocks and volcanic ash.
Quella displays an almost ethereal quality of blue fruits, graphite, and a vibrant, subtle finish.
Colour: Attractive garnet purple colour.
Nose: A nose that are decidedly earth-driven. Intense aromas of black fruit like blackcurrants, cherries and blackberries combined with hints of tobacco, truffles, new leather and touches of chalk and undergrowth.
Palate: On the palate it is muscular, powerful and voluminous but strikes a balance between fresh bramble fruits and savory minerality. The finish is intensely layered, revealing more of what lies beneath than typical vintages at this early stage.
Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Awards: 96pts – Wine Spectator; 96pts – Wine Advocate-Parker
History of Bond Estate
The Bond Estate winery was founded in 1999 by H. William Harlan on a spectacular property located on the northern slopes of Lake Hennessey, California. With a portfolio of wines from five different locations, Harlan and his team of winemakers showcase the true expression of the Napa Valley ‘Grand Cru’. These wines are much appreciated for their charming and lively elegance.
The name BOND is a surname on Mr. Harlan’s mother’s side of the family. Additionally, it also came to represent the common bond, or covenant, to produce the best expression of the land. Sourced from select hillside estates, the Cabernet Sauvignon wines of BOND vividly demonstrate the range of Napa Valley’s finest terroirs.
From the more than eighty vineyards we have worked with over the past quarter century, we have slowly and vigilantly selected five sites. By way of this valuable experience, we had the opportunity to identify select properties that we felt had the potential to define the ‘Grand Crus’ of Napa Valley. These small hillside Cabernet vineyards, ranging in size from 7 to 11 acres, became the basis for the wines of BOND.