Wine Spectator | Rating: 88A trim, graceful style that is deceptively complex. Medium-weight and modest in scale, highlighting red berry, spice and cedar accents. The restrained tannins make this easy to enjoy.Author: James Laube
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92Deep ruby color. Highly aromatic nose offers blackberry, medicinal black cherry and licorice. Densely packed and bright but brooding and closed in on itself; this is the 2011 Bond wine that's most affected today by the bottling. (Winemaker Corey Empting says it has totally shut down.) Finishes juicy and very long if a bit spiky today. Very hard to judge at present but based on a barrel sample I tried a year ago, it's hard to believe that this wine won't eventually merit a higher score.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2014
Wine Advocate | Rating: 94The 2011 Vecina Proprietary Red Blend possesses Pauillac-like notes of scorched earth, new saddle leather, spice box, vanillin and blackcurrants. With great fruit, stunning depth and a distinctive earthiness, this open-knit, opulent, juicy, fleshy 2011 should drink well for 15-20 years.Author: Robert Parker
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 156 bottles owned
- 73 collectors