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Bond Vecina 2016

Your Price: $625.00

Producer: Bond
Optimum drinking: 2021-2070
Rating: 100 -
Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker: Bob Levy, Cory Empting
Appellation: Napa Valley, California
Bottle report: Excellent condition overall

Bond’s 2016 Vecina was awarded a perfect 100 points by – a simply stunning Cabernet.

The hugely impressive and highly sought after wines of Bond are the brainchild of Harlan Estate’s Bill Harlan. Bill’s philosophy since the 1990s has been to engage with the owners of exceptional small-scale vineyards selected micro-climates in Napa Valley with a shared vision of Bond’s high quality ethos, to showcase, the potential, the diversity and character of the various sites in their artisanal wines. These very small, elite properties are like the ‘Grand Crus’ of the Napa Valley. Over the years the wines have risen in prowess, are critically acclaimed and proved to be some of the best Cabernets now available in the world.

There are now five vineyards in operation and Vecina is derived from the Spanish word for neighbour and is situated, near the Bond winery, on terraced vineyards on the volcanic soils of Oaklands western hills. The first vintage was 1999.

“…slips sensuously out of the glass with gorgeous black cherries, kirsch, wild blueberries and blackcurrant pastilles notes plus suggestions of bouquet garni, pencil lead, tilled earth and underbrush. Full-bodied, taut and packed with ripe, expressive, exquisitely accented black and blue fruits, it has loads of earthy sparks and a compelling fine-grained nature to the firm texture, finishing long and layered. This bright, energetic, incredibly nuanced beauty is built like a brick house and, while approachable in youth, is easily a 50-year wine. I therefore urge readers to wait at least 5-7 years before opening to allow for the myriad of subtle nuances to emerge and offer that "WOW" experience that will reward patience.”

“…all of these offerings represent world-class Cabernet Sauvignons from Napa meant to endure 30 or more years of cellaring should one have the patience to wait that long.” Robert Parker

Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only (not actual bottle for sale).

Bond Vecina 2016 - Golden West Wines