2008 Matriarch 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

Rich and loamy, with mocha, dried currant, blueberry and espresso flavors. Full-bodied, offering a nice lift in the aroma, with touches of roasted plum.

Drink Dates: 2011-2022
Author: James Laube


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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

Good full ruby-red. Currant, tobacco, graphite and sexy cedar oak tones on the nose. At once creamy and vibrant, with a deeply spicy quality to the dark fruit and mineral flavors. Ripe and seamless wine with a suave, lingering finish. A lovely wine with considerable early appeal.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 156

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 89

The 2008 Matriarch shows lovely focus in an understated expression of dark red fruit. Flowers, spices, licorice and tobacco are nicely layered into the finish. Overall, the 2008 comes across as a bit compact.

Drink Dates: 2012-2018
Author: Antonio Galloni
Issue: 198

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


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Author: Charles I926
Tasted On: 08/24/2014
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Rating: 90
Author: Jeffrey M989
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 10/13/2012
A little underwhelming. Opened up a bit as the evening went on, but generally a bit restrained and hot on the finish.

Average rating: 90, based on 5 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

256 bottles owned by 57 collectors.

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About This Producer


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

Wine Varietal: Bordeaux Blend


Six varieties are permitted to be used in a red Bordeaux blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and, less frequently, Carmenere. Each lends a specific characteristic to the finished blends, most of which are dominated by large percentages of either Cabernet Sauvignon, which brings aromatics and age-ability, or Merlot, which adds softness and body. In the Bordeaux region, Cabernet blends are found on the Left Bank and Merlot on the Right.

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