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2010 Bond - Vecina (Cabernet Sauvignon)

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 99 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 96 IWC
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend
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SKU: 73533-2010-750-3A
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 99

    Another wine flirting with perfection is the 2010 Vecina, the nearby neighbor of Harlan Estate on the western hills overlooking the Oakville Corridor, and further south, Yountville. A Graves-like effort, it displays notes of burning embers, scorched earth, creme de cassis, and charcoal. Primordial, dense, rich, full-bodied, masculine and backward, this is another example of a wine built for half a century of cellaring. Forget it for 7-10 years and watch the pleasure unfold thereafter.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Big and ripe, yet graceful and supple-textured, with generous plum, blueberry and blackberry fruit that's elegant and deceptively complex. Firms nicely on the finish, where the tannins take hold.
    Author: James Laube
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 96

    Bright full ruby. Vibrant, expressive aromas of blueberry, black cherry, menthol, graphite minerality and licorice. Plush, ripe and deep; not overly sweet but utterly seamless and refined. This wonderfully broad, rich wine saturates every square millimeter of the palate with flavors on the lively, extremely long finish. The tannins are remarkably fine-grained. This is remarkably balanced from the outset, but it would be a crime to open it too early.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2013
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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

    • 246 bottles owned
    • 103 collectors