2012 BOND Vecina

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 100 WA
  • 95 WS
  • 97 IWC
  • 98 JS
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend
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SKU: 73533-2012-750-3A

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 97

    Bright ruby. Lovely violet and rose petal lift to the blackberry, blueberry, bitter chocolate and spice aromas. Boasts great intensity and inner-mouth perfume to the sharply defined flavors of black fruits, bitter chocolate and forest floor. The dark chocolate quality lingers long on the firmly tannic, seriously structured finish. This property lies in the western hills of Oakville, not from Harlan Estate, and it may well give that wine a run for its money in 2012.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2014
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

    Deliciously pure and polished, with a juicy mix of blackberry, wild berry, currant and black licorice flavors, supported by firm, fine-grained tannins that give this a gentle texture and nice grip. Ends with a dusty, cedary aftertaste.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 100

    From an 11-acre vineyard sitting near Bond's winery and the Harlan estate, the 2012 Vecina Proprietary Red is the perfect Napa version of a hypothetical blend of a La Mission Haut-Brion and Mouton-Rothschild. This is riveting Cabernet Sauvignon with great intensity, a killer fragrance of burning embers, charcoal, gravel, blackberry, cassis and earth. Fabulously intense and full-bodied, with majestic flavor intensity, a skyscraper-like mouthfeel, incredible purity and length, and supple tannins, this magnificent wine comes closest to the great Harlan Estate itself. Drink it over the next 35 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 98

    This is a Vecina that really builds on the palate with a chewy and juicy texture that melts away. Lots of dried and dark fruits plus fresh bark and sweet tobacco. Dark tea leafs and citrus too. Great finish. This is a wine that only shows a touch of the greatness it will give in four or five years.
    Author: James Suckling
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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

    • 273 bottles owned
    • 96 collectors