2013 Bond - Pluribus

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 100 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 99 JS
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend
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SKU: 156589-2013-750-2B
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    A remarkable effort that combines a dense, dark, rich core of gravelly blackberry and currant with cedary oak and crushed rock, ending with a long, detailed finish where the tannins add traction and a minerally edge.
    Drink Dates: 2016-2032
    Author: James Laube
  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 99

    Dark wet earth and dark fruits such as blackberries and black licorice. Smokey. Full body. This young red takes off and shows incredible length and depth. Chewy yet fresh and intense. It goes on for minutes. What a mouthfeel. Can't wait to see how it evolves in the coming years.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Vinous | Rating: 97

    In a vintage that produced big, massively tannic wines, the 2013 Pluribus stands out for its total finesse. Pluribus is also the most delicate and refined of the Bond 2013s. Lavender, mint, violet, plum and a host of bluish/purplish fruits all develop with time, but it is the wine's lifted, gracious personality that makes the strongest impression. Quite shockingly, the 2013 can be enjoyed young. Even so, I would prefer to cellar it for at least a few years.
    Drink Dates: 2021-2038
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 100

    The 2013 Pluribus is the finest wine I've tasted from this vineyard to date, capturing the vintage's extraordinary purity and richness, with a multidimensional mouthfeel and incredible notes of blue and black fruits, charcoal, graphite and white flowers. This profound effort should hit its prime in another 5-10 years and evolve for 30-40 or more.
    Drink Dates: 2021-2066
    Author: Robert Parker
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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.

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    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

    • 810 bottles owned
    • 77 collectors