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1999 BOND Matriarch

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 91 WA
  • 93 WS
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend

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SKU: 70501-1999-750

This item is available by the case only

Total:
$149.00

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    A ripe, plush, opulent style, with layers of seductive black cherry, blackberry, plum and spice, with a smooth texture and ripe, mouthcoating tannins accented by a hint of melted chocolate. Drink now through 2012. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 997 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    Those lots deemed not quite up to the standards of the Melbury, Vecina, and St. Eden labels are blended together to form Bonds second wine, The Matriarch. This is a second wine in name only. The complex 1999 The Matriarch displays a deep plum/purple color along with sweet, succulent aromas of smoky oak, lead pencil shavings, and a sexy concoction of chocolate, black currants, and licorice. Drink this rich, medium to full-bodied beauty over the next 10-12 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 90

    boozy, eucalyptus, dark cooked berries, both red and black. very heavy on the palate. Still had a great ruby purple colour with some slight rim variation. Drink within the next 2 years.
    Drink Dates: 2010-2012
    Author: Alexander Michael
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

  • 768 bottles owned
  • 195 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 195 collectors)