A bit awkward today, the 2014 Quella seems to still be affected by its recent bottling. There is good depth to the dark, intense fruit, but the 2014 is also oakier than I recall from previous tastings. This is an especially succulent style for the year, with plenty of black cherry, plum, menthol and chocolate all pushed forward.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2039
Robert Parker 96
“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.”
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2036