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2001 BOND Matriarch

  • 94 WA
  • 87 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend

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SKU: 70501-2001-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    A great introduction to Bond's style is the 2001 Matriarch, which Bob Levy calls, |our elegant leftovers.| This is a three-vineyard blend of the juice that was not rich or concentrated enough to be included in the single vineyard bottlings. Beautifully made, with wonderfully sweet notes of smoke, lead pencil shavings, black cherries, and cassis, an opulent texture, impressive concentration, low acidity, and silky tannin, it possesses more up-front charm and accessibility than its bigger siblings. Enjoy it over the next 10-12 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    Good full ruby. Sexy aromas of redcurrant, gunflint, beefsteak tomato and mellow oak; more red than black fruit in character. Supple, ripe and very suave, with an inviting gamey richness. The big, building tannins dust the front teeth.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2004
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 87

    Well-oaked, rich and concentrated, with a fleshy core of currant, blackberry and plum-laced fruit that is supported by a thick wall of full-blown tannins, giving it a leathery edge. Ends with a dry aftertaste. 1,550 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: QuadD
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Jkbergmann
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: Ronn L
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Absolutely stunning - incredible nose, amazing structure, mouth watering luscious berries, tobacco and mocha.
    Drink Dates: 2012-2016
    Author: Rmann
  • Self | Rating:

    Incredible - Big and rouond
    Author: fred2288
  • Self | Rating: 85

    only oak left
    Author: Seaway J
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Wine is of a typical boreaux blend style, and a very elegant wine. Tannins were mellow, not a fruit bomb, but not as earthy as many bordeaux's. Lingered on the tongue 30 seconds. i need more of this.
    Author: BobT
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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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1661 bottles owned
  • 310 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 310 collectors)