2005 Bond - Vecina (Cabernet Sauvignon) 750ml

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2005 Bond - Vecina (Cabernet Sauvignon)
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International Wine Cellar | 94(+?)

($275) Good full ruby. Wild aromas of blackberry, blueberry, cassis, bitter chocolate, mocha and violet. Then chewy and brooding in the mouth, with a youthfully medicinal black cherry flavor dominating. Aeration brought some explosive blackberry, mineral and graphite flavors, but today this highly concentrated wine is locked up by its powerful tannins. This one will need a solid decade of cellaring and may ultimately merit a significantly higher score. Last year I compared this wine to a Latour or Leoville-Las Cases, and that's the same impression I got this time around.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 138

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Wine Advocate | 96

The 2005 Vecina is also strutting its stuff. I can't say it showed better than it did last year, but this wine comes close to perfection for my palate. Made in a Graves-like style, it exhibits scents of roasted herbs, espresso, scorched rocks, and liquid minerals seamlessly integrated into a full-bodied, dense wine offering a cascade of black cherries and black currants. Built for the long haul, this powerful 2005 is soft enough to be drunk early, but it will not hit its stride for at least a decade, and should age for three decades thereafter.

Drink Dates: 2018-2048
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 180

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Wine Spectator | 94

Intense and racy wild berry and blackberry fruit is flashy, tight, pure, focused and beautifully defined, picking up a nice dusty berry edge, with hints of black licorice, and offering wonderful depth, richness and persistence.

Drink Dates: 2010-2018
Author: James Laube


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Score: 96
Author: marv
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 06/25/2014
Young
Score: 95
Author: WineRyan
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 03/06/2009
Huge bright nose, very nice. Nice on palate and finish (although short). 98 RP. $275
Score: 95
Author: winefolio
Trust Rating: 81
Tasted On: 03/05/2009
More Vintages and Sizes of Bond - Vecina (Cabernet Sauvignon):

2010 (750ml)
2008 (750ml)
2006 (750ml)
2003 (1.5L)
2003 (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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