2002 BOND Vecina

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 98 WA
  • 95 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend
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SKU: 73533-2002-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($175) Good full, bright ruby. Superripe aromas of plum, black raspberry and tobacco; just this side of roasted. Dense, thick and deep, with superb depth of sweet berries complicated by minerals, sweet butter and tobacco. Finishes with substantial dusty tannins and excellent length. Comes across as the least refined of these three bottlings in 2002, but boasts compelling depth and richness.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2005
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

    Smooth, rich and polished, with a seductive array of blackberry, currant and black cherry fruit that glides across the palate. This is a complex, deeply concentrated wine with tannins that are ripe and round, even silky for its age. 400 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    The 2002 Vecina comes from a vineyard not far from the steep hillsides of Harlan Estate, on the western hills of the Mayacamas Mountains overlooking the Oakville corridor and the eastern hillsides. This is a much earthier, spicier, more structured wine, much more masculine, with notes of scorched earth and almost Graves-like smoky, camphor and barbecue notes as well as black fruits galore. With its big, muscular structure and dense opaque/purple color, this wine actually seems younger in its evolution than either the St. Eden or Melbury. It is probably best forgotten for another 5-6 years, with another 30-34 years lifeline potential. It's a sensational wine.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: winefolio
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Dark ruby red - wonderful wine - very drinkable currently
    Drink Dates: 2015-2025
    Author: David 429
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Deep purple. Distinct notes of camphor and cassis on the nose and on the palate.. Overwhelming but it all meshes after a couple of hours. Very sweet but well balanced and a pleasure. I actually like it a little cooler than room temp. Beautifully structured wine but a tad too sweet.
    Author: taipanli
  • Self | Rating: 92

    tannin still sharp
    Author: Johnnymd
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Young
    Author: marv
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

  • 632 bottles owned
  • 252 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 252 collectors)