2003 Bond - Vecina (Cabernet Sauvignon) 750ml

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2003 Bond - Vecina (Cabernet Sauvignon)
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Reviews For This Wine


 
International Wine Cellar | 93(+?)

($230) Good medium ruby color. Roasted black fruits and a suggestion of almost port-like ripeness on the nose. Lush, superripe and powerful, with superb density of flavor. With notes ranging from black olive to dark chocolate, this shows a wider range of ripeness than either the highly promising young 2004 or the remarkably lush and sweet 2002 (which I scored 95 on this latest occasion).

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 126

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Wine Advocate | 96+

The vineyard closest to the great Harlan Estate is Vecina, situated in the western foothills on the Oakville Crossroad overlooking the valley. From this 11-acre site, the 2003 Vecina comes closest in style to Harlan Estate, appearing like a hypothetical blend of a St. Estephe and Pauillac. A formidable wine, it reveals plenty of new saddle leather, creme de cassis, scorched earth and volcanic-like characteristics in addition to notes of blackberries, Chinese black tea and graphite. Powerful, intense and backward, it needs 2-5 years of bottle age and should last for two decades thereafter. It is a tour de force in winemaking!

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

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Wine Spectator | 88

A ripe, opulent 2003, with layers of rich plum, blackberry and wild berry fruit that manages to straddle the line and avoid being overripe. Rich and fleshy, with firm yet supple tannins and a trace of heat showing on the aftertaste. 710 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2008-2012
Author: James Laube


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Score: 96
Author: marv
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 06/25/2014
Young
Score: 98
Author: Johnnymd
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 10/02/2013
Fabulous bottle. Slight amber to edge, violets on nose, dark and rich with great finish.
Score: 93
Author: Sammi K
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 07/29/2013
Drink Dates: 2013-2020
Score: 90
Author: ZakB
Tasted On: 11/07/2012
Great
Score: 93
Author: sikora398
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 09/10/2009
Well-developed, intense cab. Length goes on and on. Strong notes of currant and a pleasant sweet sappiness.
More Vintages and Sizes of Bond - Vecina (Cabernet Sauvignon):

2010 (750ml)
2008 (750ml)
2006 (750ml)
2005 (750ml)
2001 (750ml)
1999 (750ml)

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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