A Napa Valley Cabernet with Velvety Smooth TanninsBOND Estates
is the brainchild of famous California vintner Bill Harlan
, first revealed through the inaugural vintage of 1997, which was vinified at the legendary Harlan Estate winery. A brand new winery for the wines of BOND was constructed in time for the 2000 harvest. Over time, the BOND portfolio has come to include five single-vineyard, single-variety Cabernet Sauvignon "Grand Cru" wines of Napa Valley
, each with its own personality. The Vecina 2013
comes from the 11-acre Vecina vineyard, planted exclusively with Cabernet Sauvignon
. The name "vecina" (meaning "neighbor" in Spanish) refers to the proximity of the vineyard to the BOND winery. The vines here grow at an altitude between 221-330 feet above sea level, on terraced slopes, in volcanic soils. The thermal amplitude of this terroir results in beautifully layered and concentrated wines, with enough acidity and tannins to be aged in bottle for some time.
The Vecina 2013
by BOND Estates
reveals elements of forest floor, along with black fruits (blackcurrant and blackberries), cocoa and fresh herbs on the nose. On the palate, the wine is extremely concentrated and pure, with velvety soft tannins and a very creamy, mocha-flavored note of oak. The wine has extremely savory character that creates a sensation of warmth, ending in a charmingly long and voluminous finish. Delicacy and power are present in equal measure in a wine that will keep well over the next 4-5 decades.
Parker : 100 / 100
Wine Spectator : 94 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The perfect 2013 Vecina offers up notes of pen ink, scorched earth, espresso, blackcurrant liqueur and blackberries. It is a fabulously great wine, with supple, well-integrated tannin, decent acidity, and a skyscraper-like mouthfeel, with extraordinary purity and richness. This is an amazing wine to drink over the next 50 years, although I would probably suggest cellaring for five or more at present.
- Grape varieties
- J. Suckling
- Wine Spectator
- United States Of America
- Wine certification
- Dessert wine
- Napa Valley
- Contains sulfites