2005 BOND Vecina

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 98 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • 91 JS
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend

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SKU: 73533-2005

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Total:
$300.00

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    ($275) Good full ruby. Wild aromas of blackberry, blueberry, cassis, bitter chocolate, mocha and violet. Then chewy and brooding in the mouth, with a youthfully medicinal black cherry flavor dominating. Aeration brought some explosive blackberry, mineral and graphite flavors, but today this highly concentrated wine is locked up by its powerful tannins. This one will need a solid decade of cellaring and may ultimately merit a significantly higher score. Last year I compared this wine to a Latour or Leoville-Las Cases, and that's the same impression I got this time around.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2008
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Vecina is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged in 100% new oak, like the other cuvA?Aces. It is from an 11-acre site directly southeast of the Bond Winery, close to Harlan Estate. This wine tends to be the closest to the Harlan Estate in quality, with notes of new saddle leather, blackberry, roasted coffee and a hint of chocolate ƒA?A? and again ƒA?A? graphite and subtle smoke. Opaque purple, but still incredibly youthful, the wine is spicy, intense, full-bodied and majestic. There is a deep tone to this massive Cabernet Sauvignon, which is set for another 25 or 30 years of life, although it certainly is accessible at present.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Vinous | Rating: 97

    Dense, powerful and explosive, the 2005 Vecina is superb. The barest hints of aromatic development come through. Although the 2005 can probably be enjoyed now with some air, I would prefer to cellar it, as the future for this wine is unquestionably very, very bright.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Intense and racy wild berry and blackberry fruit is flashy, tight, pure, focused and beautifully defined, picking up a nice dusty berry edge, with hints of black licorice, and offering wonderful depth, richness and persistence.
    Author: James Laube
  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 91

    Loads of violets, flowers, and dark fruits on the nose. Full bodied, with dusty tannins and a medium finish. A wonderful nose but the finish could use a little more. Pull the cork. 14+23+22+32. Find the wine
    Author: James Suckling
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: winefolio
  • Self | Rating: 99

    Author: jt27
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Big and dense but monolithic and lacking complexity I would expect from a 10 year old Cab.
    Author: Johnnymd
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Huge bright nose, very nice. Nice on palate and finish (although short). 98 RP. $275
    Author: WineRyan
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Needs a good 30 minute decant. Will last many more years.
    Author: Leftymtb
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Tasted from magnum and bottle. Both young, especially compared against the [better] 2005 St. Eden from a few months back.
    Drink Dates: 2016-2041
    Author: afikes
  • Self | Rating: 96

    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

  • 802 bottles owned
  • 298 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 298 collectors)