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2008 Bond Vecina
Red Bordeaux Blend
- > California
- > Napa Valley
Community Tasting Notes 9
Barbaro wrote: (95 points)
March 8, 2014 - Decanted for 4 hours. This wine is big in every way. Lots of dark fruit, licorice, leather, and a nice minerality followed by big firm tannins. The tannins help balance out the fruit which makes it surprisingly approachable. Looking forward to seeing how this wine will continue to develop.
KPB wrote: (95 points)
December 25, 2013 - A delicious wine, perfect for Christmas dinner. As dark a purple as one could imagine, nearly black. Aromas are concentrated yet very precise: black cherries, cassis, toffee. Sweet and rich on the palate, endless length. My only real criticism is that the wine is a bit blurred by the richness that makes it so soft and approachable; I prefer a more sculpted, delineated style of cabernet. But Vecina, among the Bond lineup, isn't as terroir-driven as some of its siblings, so one shouldn't ask for the impossible...
andrewdl wrote: (95 points)
August 24, 2013 - Banging juice! Ready to go.
JonnyG Likes this wine: (95 points)
August 7, 2013 - A really impressive wine, with loads of smoke, licorice, dark fruit and tar. It amazes me how well the fruit and tannins complement one another. No hurry, but this is fully open for business.
ewsb Likes this wine: (98 points)
May 1, 2013 - AHA Hearts Delight - USA Wine Tasting: My favorite wine of the night! Tannins 9/10 so this packs a heavy punch of tannin. At the same time this seems beautifully integrated. Cassis and dark fruit but not too much.
Pro Reviews 2
By Antonio Galloni
New Releases from Napa Valley (Dec 2011) (link)
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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
By Stephen Tanzer
May/June 2011, Issue #156 (link)
(Bond Vecina Red Wine Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.
- Vintage 2008
- Type Red
- Producer Bond
- Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
- Designation Vecina
- Vineyard n/a
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Napa Valley
- Appellation Napa Valley
- Pending Delivery 9 (1%)
- In Cellars 638 (92%)
- Consumed 50 (7%)