2002 Bond Vecina Melbury St Eden Cabernet - OWC 6 x 750ml

2002 Bond Vecina Melbury St Eden Cabernet - OWC 6 x 750ml

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2002 Bond Vecina, Melbury, St. Eden Cabernet - OWC 6 pak - 100 pts!
The big rich brawny 2002 Vecina Proprietary Red is a primordial tannic beast with a beef blood-like concentration a huge opaque purple color and notes of scorched earth blackberries chocolate camphor roasted meats and cassis. It's as if I took an aged porterhouse steak from Peter Lugar's famed restaurant put it in a Cuisinart and aged it in new French oak. Give this amazing wine 5-6 years of bottle age and drink it over the following 20-25 years.An exquisite effort the 2002 Melbury Proprietary Red boasts a dense purple color to the rim along with a sweet perfume of acacia flowers blueberry pie licorice and a hint of hot rocks. A wine of great intensity tremendous voluptuousness and opulence fabulous purity low acidity and silky tannin this stunning 2002 can be drunk now and over the next 15-20 years. The inky/purple-tinged 2002 St. Eden Proprietary Red reveals notes of unlit cigar tobacco beautiful blueberry and creme de cassis fruit and notions of licorice spice box and incense. It is full-bodied with wonderful sweetness and plumpness as well as a meaty richness that cascades over the palate with a seamlessness that must be tasted to be believed. This is the newest brainchild of the irrepressible Bill Harlan and his sensational winemaking team of Bob Levy and Michel Rolland. These are all 100% terroir-based Cabernet Sauvignons from distinctive sites in Napa Valley. There are 600-700 cases of each cuvee. The Melbury represents a hillside vineyard site above Lake Hennessy the St. Eden is a valley floor vineyard in the Oakville corridor and Vecina is a western hillside vineyard adjacent to Harlan Estate. I also tasted a stunning wine from Spring Mountain which may be the next site that Bill Harlan offers to Bond's mailing list clients. The quality of these singular extraordinary offerings is world-class. RP

Product Details

Varietal Proprietary Blend
Vintage 2002
Rating 97/96/95
Bottle Size 6 x 750ml
Bottle Quantity 6
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Bond (Harlan)
Color Red
Wine Type

Robert Parker

Rating 2002 Bond Vecina, Melbury, St. Eden Cabernet - OWC 6 pak - 100 pts! The big rich brawny 2002 Vecina Proprietary Red is a primordial tannic beast with a beef blood-like concentration a huge opaque purple color and notes of scorched earth blackberries chocolate camphor roasted meats and cassis. It's as if I took an aged porterhouse steak from Peter Lugar's famed restaurant put it in a Cuisinart and aged it in new French oak. Give this amazing wine 5-6 years of bottle age and drink it over the following 20-25 years.An exquisite effort the 2002 Melbury Proprietary Red boasts a dense purple color to the rim along with a sweet perfume of acacia flowers blueberry pie licorice and a hint of hot rocks. A wine of great intensity tremendous voluptuousness and opulence fabulous purity low acidity and silky tannin this stunning 2002 can be drunk now and over the next 15-20 years. The inky/purple-tinged 2002 St. Eden Proprietary Red reveals notes of unlit cigar tobacco beautiful blueberry and creme de cassis fruit and notions of licorice spice box and incense. It is full-bodied with wonderful sweetness and plumpness as well as a meaty richness that cascades over the palate with a seamlessness that must be tasted to be believed. This is the newest brainchild of the irrepressible Bill Harlan and his sensational winemaking team of Bob Levy and Michel Rolland. These are all 100% terroir-based Cabernet Sauvignons from distinctive sites in Napa Valley. There are 600-700 cases of each cuvee. The Melbury represents a hillside vineyard site above Lake Hennessy the St. Eden is a valley floor vineyard in the Oakville corridor and Vecina is a western hillside vineyard adjacent to Harlan Estate. I also tasted a stunning wine from Spring Mountain which may be the next site that Bill Harlan offers to Bond's mailing list clients. The quality of these singular extraordinary offerings is world-class. RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Proprietary Blend
Vintage 2002
Rating 97/96/95
Bottle Size 6 x 750ml
Bottle Quantity 6
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Bond (Harlan)
Color Red
Production
600 - 700 cases

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