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2001 Matriarch Bordeaux Blend - USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley - Red

USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley

Red Bordeaux Blend
Producer Notes

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... More »

Score
92
WA 94
WS 87
IWC 91
Drink Dates
WA: 2005-2017 WS: 2006-2012
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IWC 91
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 114

Good full ruby. Sexy aromas of redcurrant, gunflint, beefsteak tomato and mellow oak; more red than black fruit in character. Supple, ripe and very suave, with an inviting gamey richness. The big, building tannins dust the front teeth.

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WA 94
Source Wine Advocate
Drink Dates 2005-2017

A great introduction to Bond's style is the 2001 Matriarch, which Bob Levy calls, "our elegant leftovers." This is a three-vineyard blend of the juice that was not rich or concentrated enough to be included in the single vineyard bottlings. Beautifully made, with wonderfully sweet notes of smoke, lead pencil shavings, black cherries, and cassis, an opulent texture, impressive concentration, low acidity, and silky tannin, it possesses more up-front charm and accessibility than its bigger siblings. Enjoy it over the next 10-12 years.

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WS 87
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2006-2012

Well-oaked, rich and concentrated, with a fleshy core of currant, blackberry and plum-laced fruit that is supported by a thick wall of full-blown tannins, giving it a leathery edge. Ends with a dry aftertaste. 1,550 cases made.

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Author fred2288
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 90.943%
Tasted On 01/14/2012
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Incredible - Big and rouond

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Author BobT
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.506%
Tasted On 04/18/2010

Wine is of a typical boreaux blend style, and a very elegant wine. Tannins were mellow, not a fruit bomb, but not as earthy as many bordeaux's. Lingered on the tongue 30 seconds. i need more of this.

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Author Seaway J
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.387%
Tasted On 07/17/2009

only oak left

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Author Ronn L
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 89.381%
Tasted On 04/13/2009
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Author Jkbergmann
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 93.22%
Tasted On 04/03/2009
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Author QuadD
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 71.429%
Tasted On 02/27/2009
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