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  • Country ranking ?

    173
  • Producer ranking ?

    41
  • Decanting time

    3h
  • When to drink

    now - 2045
  • Food Pairing

    Roasted Beets with Goat Cheese

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97 points James Suckling

 Aromas of coffee, dark berries, blueberries and cocoa. Very subtle and perfumed. Full-bodied, firm and very silky with ultra-fine tannins and a savory, mineral and bright finish. Mushroom and bright berry undertones. Needs three or four years for bottle age. Try in 2020.

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The Story

QUELLA is the name for the wine from a 9-acre site located in the eastern hills overlooking the heart of the Napa Valley.

Making its debut with the 2006 vintage, the name is derived from the German word for a pristine source or an artesian aquifer. This property is steeply sloped facing southwest. The site is an ancient riverbed composed of cobble and rocks interwoven with pockets of tufa (volcanic ash) that were uplifted during the last vo...

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Wine Information

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Quella is scented of blackberry preserves, fruitcake and crushed rocks with hints of cigar box, dried Provence herbs and Indian spices. Medium to full-bodied, it has a firm backbone of grainy tannins and great freshness lifting the black fruit and earth layers, finishing on a lingering mineral note.

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Origin

Oakville, Napa Valley

Vintage Quality

Excellent
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