2008 BOND Vecina

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 95 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 96 IWC
  • 96 JS
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend
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SKU: 73533-2008

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Engagingly complex and layered, with a mix of dried currant, wild berry, forest floor, cedar, black licorice and tobacco flavors. Full-bodied and slow to unfold, gaining a sweetness on the finish.
    Author: James Laube
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 96

    Good full ruby. Highly aromatic nose combines dark fruits, dried herbs, violet and forest floor spices. Explosively sweet and deep, with a spicy core of dark fruit flavors that fans out on the back half to saturate the palate. Finishes with strong but lush tannins and captivating violet lift. Remarkably horizontal for a cabernet-based wine from this vintage.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2011
  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 96

    Insane nose of porcini mushrooms and dark fruits. Forest floor too. Hints of spices. Amazing. Black fruits too! Full-bodied, with an amazing finish. This is superb. So long and powerful. Needs another two to three years to come around.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    The 2008 Vecina is a huge, strapping wine bursting with dark fruit, leather, licorice, smoke, minerals and tar. It possesses striking mid-palate depth and more than enough fruit to stand up to the firm, imposing tannins. Iron, graphite, smoke and minerals are layered into the dark, brooding finish. This is an impressive showing.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Oakey and tannic, not sure the fruit will last long enough to balance out.
    Author: Johnnymd
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

  • 413 bottles owned
  • 156 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 156 collectors)