2003 Bond Vecina Melbury Pluribus St.Eden Cabernet - OWC 4 x 750ml

2003 Bond Vecina Melbury Pluribus St.Eden Cabernet - OWC 4 x 750ml

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2003 Bond Vecina/Melbury/Pluribus/St.Eden Cabernet - OWC 4 pak
The 2003 St. Eden offers full-bodied sweet cigar tobacco spice licorice and meaty characteristics good richness and fatness and huge concentration and intensity. Performing even better from bottle than it did from barrel it is a strong candidate for the top wine of the vintage. Already accessible this beauty should age effortlessly for 15-20 years. Bond's new baby Pluribus is primarily all Cabernet Sauvignon from a vineyard planted high on Spring Mountain at a 900 foot elevation . As one might expect the 2003 Pluribus exhibits an inky/blue/purple color in addition to a beautiful bouquet of blueberries violets and crushed rocks. Pure rich and streamlined with blue and black fruit flavors that linger on the palate this distinctive red should drink well for 15 or more years. The classic structured 2003 Melbury offers beautiful blueberry blackberry and cassis notes interwoven with notions of spring flowers and espresso. This pure full-bodied opulent silky 2003 should age for 10-15 years. The most tannic broodingly backward and muscular of the single vineyard cuvees is the dense ruby/purple-colored 2003 Vecina Proprietary Red. This vineyard is situated close to the Harlan Estate site and the Vecina exhibits some of that scorched earth component in its backward personality. The tannins are slightly more rustic in this concentrated effort. It comes across like a hypothetical blend of top northern Medoc and Graves wines. 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 2003
Rating 95-92
Bottle Size 4 x 750ml
Bottle Quantity 4
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Bond (Harlan)
Color Red
Wine Type

Robert Parker

Rating 95 - 2003 Bond Vecina/Melbury/Pluribus/St.Eden Cabernet - OWC 4 pak The 2003 St. Eden offers full-bodied sweet cigar tobacco spice licorice and meaty characteristics good richness and fatness and huge concentration and intensity. Performing even better from bottle than it did from barrel it is a strong candidate for the top wine of the vintage. Already accessible this beauty should age effortlessly for 15-20 years. Bond's new baby Pluribus is primarily all Cabernet Sauvignon from a vineyard planted high on Spring Mountain at a 900 foot elevation . As one might expect the 2003 Pluribus exhibits an inky/blue/purple color in addition to a beautiful bouquet of blueberries violets and crushed rocks. Pure rich and streamlined with blue and black fruit flavors that linger on the palate this distinctive red should drink well for 15 or more years. The classic structured 2003 Melbury offers beautiful blueberry blackberry and cassis notes interwoven with notions of spring flowers and espresso. This pure full-bodied opulent silky 2003 should age for 10-15 years. The most tannic broodingly backward and muscular of the single vineyard cuvees is the dense ruby/purple-colored 2003 Vecina Proprietary Red. This vineyard is situated close to the Harlan Estate site and the Vecina exhibits some of that scorched earth component in its backward personality. The tannins are slightly more rustic in this concentrated effort. It comes across like a hypothetical blend of top northern Medoc and Graves wines. 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 2003
Rating 95-92
Bottle Size 4 x 750ml
Bottle Quantity 4
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Bond (Harlan)
Color Red
Wine Type

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