2003 Bond - Pluribus 750ml

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2003 Bond - Pluribus
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International Wine Cellar | 93

($230) Bright ruby. Black fruits and minerals on the superripe nose. Then impressively full, fat and sweet, with a loamy element adding complexity to the liqueur-like dark berry fruit. Today this shows the almost confectionery sweetness of a top 2002. Here the tannins are substantial but quite lush and sweet. Very long on the finish.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 126

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Wine Advocate | 98

The 2003 Pluribus (the debut vintage of this cuvee) performed spectacularly. Created from some of the estate's youngest vines planted in decomposed white tufa volcanic soils at an elevation of 1,100 to 1,300 feet on Spring Mountain, it offers a stunning blue/purple color, copious quantities of blueberries, black raspberries and violet-infused fruit intermixed with hints of foresty flora. Rich, full-bodied and pure, this beautiful 2003 is several years away from full maturity, but it should keep for two more decades.

Drink Dates: 2015-2035
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 207

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Score: 98
Author: marv
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 06/25/2014
Young
Score: 95
Author: Ed K994
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 07/27/2010
Drink Dates: 2005-2016
This was an outstanding wine. Full bodied.
Score: 94
Author: VinoDeparture
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 04/29/2010

2 of 2 people found this review useful.

Score: 93
Author: Johnnymd
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 08/20/2008
Intense dark berry fruit but slightly acidic and unbalanced.

About This Producer


In his ongoing quest to produce world class wine in the tradition of 1st Growth Bordeaux, Bill Harlan - of Harlan Estate fame - started Bond to create single vineyard wines from sources meeting his high growing standards. Winemaker Robert Levy produces five vineyard designate wines: Melbury, St. Eden, Vecina, Pluribus and Quella, as well as a blend called The Matriarch. Levy's goal is for each wine to take on the unique expression of its vineyard site and Bill Harlan's ultimate plan is to produce wines from a total of 6 unique vineyards. The wines are known for their lush, deeply concentrated flavors, and their elegance and finesse, which Bill and Robert feel define them as the "Grand Crus" of Napa. Fewer than 1,500 cases of the Matriarch, and between 400 and 700 cases of the vineyard designates are produced annually.

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