Wine Advocate | Rating: 98Bottled in early 2018, the 2015 Vecina is deep garnet-purple in color, with baked blackberries, black cherries and blackcurrant cordial aromas that leap from the glass with nuances of roses, pencil lead, menthol and mocha. The palate is full-bodied, very fine and incredibly seductive with a solid frame supporting the generous layers, finishing long and exotic.Drink Dates: 2021 - 2049Author: Lisa Perrotti-BrownIssue: Mid-October 2018 New Releases
Jeb Dunnuck | Rating: 100Also pure perfection in a glass, the 2015 Vecina comes from an east-facing site located not far from the Harlan Estate. It was previously a terraced vineyard but was replanted when they opted to remove the terraces 7-8 years ago. Totally thrilling notes of crème de cassis, lead pencil, barbecue, white chocolate, and spring flower notes all flow to a full-bodied, powerful wine that has building tannins, no sensation of weight, hints of background oak, and incredible intensity and length. It’s a true “wow” wine that could not be better. Don’t miss it!Drink Dates: 2019 - 2049Author: Jeb DunnuckIssue: North Coast Part 1: Napa Valley’s Incredible 2016s
Vinous | Rating: 97While some of the Bond 2015s are quiet today, the 2015 Vecina is super-expressive. A big, dense wine, the 2015 possesses stunning richness and dimension. Black cherry, scorched earth, leather, licorice and tobacco build as this towering, statuesque Cabernet shows off its pedigree. Quite simply, the 2015 Vecina is a tremendous expression of Vine Hill Ranch and one of the more complete wines of the year.Drink Dates: 2023 - 2035Author: Antonio GalloniIssue: Dec 2018
James Suckling | Rating: 98Gorgeous pure fruit with a blackberry and blueberry character. Dried flowers and violets. Full-bodied, chewy and tannic but shows polish and finesse. A muscular yet beautifully fruity wine. Drink in 2021.Drink Dates: 2021+Author: James SucklingIssue: Monday, December 17, 2018
Wine Spectator | Rating: 95Dense and slightly burly, this is a big 'un, with thickly layered fig, black currant and blackberry compote flavors framed by baker's chocolate and tobacco notes. Shows plenty of muscle, but there's a graphite edge buried deep, and this has drive, if you're willing to wait. Best from 2022 through 2038. 550 cases made. — JMDrink Dates: 2022-2038Author: James MolesworthIssue: Oct 31, 2019
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