Grand Cru Napa Valley Icon From The Harlan Family Of Wines.
95 Points The Wine Advocate.
Located on the eastern side of the valley at about the same latitude as Saint Helena, Quella was planted in 1998/99 on light-colored volcanic tufa and river cobbles. Scents of crushed stone mark the nose on the 2019 Quella, accenting blueberry and blackberry fruit. It's medium to full-bodied, with juicy, mouthwatering acids and ripe, creamy-supple, tannins, making for a pleasant juxtaposition on the wine's lingering finish.
Bill Harlan's Bond offers five single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons from different portions of the Napa Valley, meant to represent the valley's "grand crus." While the vineyards aren't owned by Harlan, the team has great influence on the farming. Winemaking is by Cory Empting, who also makes the Harlan and Promontory wines.