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2003 Bond - Vecina (Cabernet Sauvignon) Proprietary Blend - USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley - Red

USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley

Red Proprietary 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
93
WA 96+
WS 88
IWC 93(+?)
Drink Dates
Comm: 2013-2020 WA: 2015-2035 WS: 2008-2012
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IWC 93(+?)
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 126

($230) Good medium ruby color. Roasted black fruits and a suggestion of almost port-like ripeness on the nose. Lush, superripe and powerful, with superb density of flavor. With notes ranging from black olive to dark chocolate, this shows a wider range of ripeness than either the highly promising young 2004 or the remarkably lush and sweet 2002 (which I scored 95 on this latest occasion).

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WA 96+
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 207
Drink Dates 2015-2035

The vineyard closest to the great Harlan Estate is Vecina, situated in the western foothills on the Oakville Crossroad overlooking the valley. From this 11-acre site, the 2003 Vecina comes closest in style to Harlan Estate, appearing like a hypothetical blend of a St. Estephe and Pauillac. A formidable wine, it reveals plenty of new saddle leather, creme de cassis, scorched earth and volcanic-like characteristics in addition to notes of blackberries, Chinese black tea and graphite. Powerful, intense and backward, it needs 2-5 years of bottle age and should last for two decades thereafter. It is a tour de force in winemaking!

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WS 88
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2008-2012

A ripe, opulent 2003, with layers of rich plum, blackberry and wild berry fruit that manages to straddle the line and avoid being overripe. Rich and fleshy, with firm yet supple tannins and a trace of heat showing on the aftertaste. 710 cases made.

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Author Johnnymd
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.293%
Tasted On 10/02/2013

Fabulous bottle. Slight amber to edge, violets on nose, dark and rich with great finish.

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Author Sammi K
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.649%
Tasted On 07/29/2013
Drink Dates 2013-2020
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Author ZakB
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Tasted On 11/07/2012

Great

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Author sikora398
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.524%
Tasted On 09/10/2009

Well-developed, intense cab. Length goes on and on. Strong notes of currant and a pleasant sweet sappiness.

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Author winefolio
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 80.523%
Tasted On 03/05/2009
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