2011 Bond - Pluribus

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 95 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 95 IWC
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend
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SKU: 156589-2011-750-3A
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    Displaying plenty of blueberry and black raspberry fruit, the soft, luscious 2011 Proprietary Red Blend Pluribus has more depth and concentration than it did from barrel. Full-bodied, opulent and complex, this beauty should drink nicely for 15-20 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Presents a wide range of dense, taut, rich flavors, extending from ripe plum and black cherry to dill, cedar, blackberry and olive. Ends with a pleasant chewiness.
    Author: James Laube
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

    Saturated ruby. Reticent but pure nose hints at dark berries, violet, minerals and black pepper. Large-scaled, round, deep and sweet but with excellent juicy lift and definition; the most layered of these 2011s today. Most impressive on the horizontal, perfumed back end, which features a fine dusting of tannins, a piquant herbal note and a whiplash of dark fruits. A great showing today and one of the standouts of its vintage.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2014
  • Anonymous | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2016-2018
    Author: Aylward Justin
  • Self | Rating:

    Young.
    Author: Mike N296
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

  • 490 bottles owned
  • 75 collectors