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2006 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 »

WA 90
WS 92
IWC 90
Drink Dates
WA: 2009-2019 WS: 2009-2016
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IWC 90
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 144

($95) Dark red-ruby. Superripe but vibrant aromas of redcurrant, mocha, minerals and tobacco. Sweet, silky and seamless but not thick, thanks to a medicinal menthol quality that lifts the dark fruit and bitter chocolate flavors. This boasts very good energy and length, finishing with dusty, ripe tannins.

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WA 90
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 186
Drink Dates 2009-2019

Starting with the Matriarch, this wine is the easiest to drink young. Dark plum/purple, with plenty of smoke, black currants, espresso roast, oak, and chocolate, the 2006 is dense, round, and best drunk over the next decade.

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WS 92
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2009-2016

Delicious, pure, rich and structured, with ripe cherry, plum, blackberry, mineral, anise and sage flavors that gain weight and depth. Full-bodied and firmly tannic, ending on a pleasant earthy note.

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Author Randy
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.182%
Tasted On 12/25/2013
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Author Jeffrey M989
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.532%
Tasted On 01/20/2012

Not quite sure about this wine. Great nose, but very tannic (my tongue still feels fuzzy). Hard to get past the tannins to taste the wine, but it did soften with time and air. I will try decanting my last bottle for a couple hours before I drink it.

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Author SamT
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.122%
Tasted On 11/26/2011

well structured,sophisticated,balanced and complex. Decanted for 5hours,still getting better

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Author WineRyan
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.737%
Tasted On 08/15/2010

$105. Big nose of dark fruits. Nice on palate, very lush, still a lot of tannin but pleasant and will only get better with age. Long finish. David Abreu, Bob Levy.

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Author Adriel L
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.798%
Tasted On 05/12/2010
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