1999 BOND Vecina

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 92 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend
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SKU: 73533-1999-750-3A

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Pleasantly earthy, firm, dry and structured, with dried currant, black cherry, spice and black and green olive flavors folding together nicely. Full-bodied and tannic, yet focused and persistent, gaining depth on the finish. The best of two bottles tasted.--1999 California Cabernet blind retrospective (2009). Drink now through 2015. 225 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    The 1999 Vecina, a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon offering, exhibits aromas of graphite, tar, coffee, and creme de cassis. It is more austere and less charming and seductive than the 1999 |S|. This powerful, muscular Cabernet will be at its best between 2006-2020.
    Drink Dates: 2006-2020
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Rating: 92

    ($150; like the Melbury, this is from 100% cabernet sauvignon planted in 1990) Ruby-red. Explosive, wild nose combines roasted red berries, grilled meat, tar, brown sugar, mocha and truffle. Dense but juicy, with more power and thrust than the '99 Melbury but not quite the same early appeal. Intriguing notes of smoke, herbs and truffle. Finishes with very smooth, fine tannins.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2003
  • Rating: 92

    Pleasantly earthy, firm, dry and structured, with dried currant, black cherry, spice and black and green olive flavors folding together nicely. Full-bodied and tannic, yet focused and persistent, gaining depth on the finish. The best of two bottles tasted.'1999 California Cabernet blind retrospective (2009).
    Author: James Laube
  • Rating: 90

    The 1999 Vecina is now fully mature. There is enough depth to support at least a few more years of drinking, but the 1999 is a wine whose time has come. Dried flowers, mint, sweet tobacco and licorice add complexity throughout, but the 1999 has begun to fray at the edges. Any remaining bottles are best finished off.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Rating: 92

    The 1999 Vecina, a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon offering, exhibits aromas of graphite, tar, coffee, and creme de cassis. It is more austere and less charming and seductive than the 1999 |S|. This powerful, muscular Cabernet will be at its best between 2006-2020.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Rating: 92

    The 1999 Vecina, a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon offering, exhibits aromas of graphite, tar, coffee, and creme de cassis. It is more austere and less charming and seductive than the 1999 |S|.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2006-2020
    Author: Ron C815
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Crimson in color. High rim variation. Medium legs. Blackberry. Full bodied. Fleshy texture. Medium finish.
    Author: sikora398
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Made from a vineyard neighboring Harlan Estate, the '99 Vecina is one of the first efforts (along with another single sourced vineyard red called Melbury and Bond?s second wine sourced from both vineyards called Matriarch) from Bond, Bill Harlan and Bob Levy?s new project. The Vecina is very open and forward ? atypical for the '99 vintage. Moderately tannic with good sweet rather unformed fruit and mineral overtones. Harlan Estate it isn't Not a long distance runner either, drink now to 2009.
    Drink Dates: 2003-2009
    Author: Daniel B
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.

See other similar producers:Harlan Estate,Sloan Estate,Colgin Cellars

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 212 bottles owned
  • 140 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 140 collectors)