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2007 Bond - Vecina (Cabernet Sauvignon)

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 100 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 95 IWC
  • 94 JS
  • Variety
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SKU: 73533-2007-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

    ($285; from the west side of Oakville Deep ruby. Dusty blackcurrant, blackberry and violet on the nose. Then silky and creamy but at the same time quite penetrating on the palate, with uncommon sweetness to the powerful mineral and black fruit flavors. This has a tactile, palate-coating, umami-like quality that is exhilarating. Finishes with outstanding length, a boatload of suave tannins and utterly sexy sweetness. I'd like to see this wine next to a Pauillac first growth-but not until about 2020.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2010
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 100

    A perfect wine, the 2007 Vecina provides a prodigious display of blackberries, charcoal, black currants, burning embers and a La Mission-Haut-Brion-like hot rock/gravelly character. The most tannic as well as most concentrated and layered of the 2007s, this is a long-term, but utterly brilliant wine. In many ways it reminds me of the Harlan Estate itself given its prodigious build and potential for extended longevity. It merits 4-5 years of bottle age and should drink well for three decades thereafter.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 94

    A very rich nose of currants, blueberries, raspberries galore, and stones. Full bodied, with layers of velvety tannins and a very pretty finish. On the verge of classic. Pull the cork after 2015. 14+23+23+34. Find the wine
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Exhibits a pleasing, dense mix of loamy earth, mineral, graphite and dried currant, with touches of blackberry and wild berry. Full-bodied, deep and structured, ending with gripping tannins and a persistent finish. Very young and closed.
    Author: James Laube
  • Vinous | Rating: 98

    The 2007 Vecina is the first wine in the flight that is somewhere close to being ready to drink. Sumptuous and racy, with soft contours and tons of flesh, the 2007 is irresistible. Even with all of its opulence, the 2007 captures the essential power and structure of this great Oakville site.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
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  • 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

    • 386 bottles owned
    • 156 collectors