2003 BOND Pluribus

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 98 WA
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend
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SKU: 156589-2003

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$255.00

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    The 2003 Pluribus (the debut vintage of this cuvee) performed spectacularly. Created from some of the estate's youngest vines planted in decomposed white tufa volcanic soils at an elevation of 1,100 to 1,300 feet on Spring Mountain, it offers a stunning blue/purple color, copious quantities of blueberries, black raspberries and violet-infused fruit intermixed with hints of foresty flora. Rich, full-bodied and pure, this beautiful 2003 is several years away from full maturity, but it should keep for two more decades.
    Drink Dates: 2015-2035
    Author: Robert Parker
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($230) Bright ruby. Black fruits and minerals on the superripe nose. Then impressively full, fat and sweet, with a loamy element adding complexity to the liqueur-like dark berry fruit. Today this shows the almost confectionery sweetness of a top 2002. Here the tannins are substantial but quite lush and sweet. Very long on the finish.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2006
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: VinoDeparture
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Drink Dates: 2016-2026
    Author: afikes
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Intense dark berry fruit but slightly acidic and unbalanced.
    Author: Johnnymd
  • Self | Rating: 95

    This was an outstanding wine. Full bodied.
    Drink Dates: 2005-2016
    Author: Ed K994
  • 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

  • 1671 bottles owned
  • 312 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 312 collectors)