Mineral aromas are an ode to this ancient hillside riverbed. There is an uncharacteristic richness that unfolds and builds, before branching into delicate laterals that diffuse effortlessly. The weave of the wine is open-knit, while the finish is seamless, enlivened from within by a fine harmonic vibrance.
Boasts black currant, fig and loganberry fruit flavors that are tightly packed yet nicely expressive already, while the backdrop of signed alder, juniper, bay leaf and warm loam adds extra dimension and length through the finish. Not shy on power, but everything is in proportion. Best from 2024 through 2040
- Wine Spectator, 96 pts.
A barrel sample, the 2018 Quella has a deep garnet-purple color and opens with the most gorgeous perfume of violets, red and black plums, Morello cherries and cassis plus hints of iron ore and crushed rocks. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers lovely energy and tension, framed by fine-grained tannins and finishing with beautiful purity.
- Wine Advocate, 95 pts.