Fine Wine

May 06 - 14, 2019

Online Auction
LOT 214
BOND ESTATES VECINA RED WINE 2001 (1) WA 96+
BOND ESTATES VECINA RED WINE 2009 (1) WA 98+
BOND ESTATES VECINA RED WINE 2010 (1) WA 99
  • BOND ESTATES VECINA RED WINE 2001 (1) WA 96+
BOND ESTATES VECINA RED WINE 2009 (1) WA 98+
BOND ESTATES VECINA RED WINE 2010 (1) WA 99

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BOND ESTATES VECINA RED WINE 2001 (1)

Napa Valley.

The most backward, earthy, muscular/masculine wine of the group is the 2001 Vecina. Still quite tightly knit, with loads of rugged tannins as well as distinctive notes of graphite and earth reminiscent of a St.-Estephe such as Chateau Montrose, the wine displays sweet, earthy blueberry and blackberry fruit, but then the tannins kick in. This full-bodied, massive wine needs a good 5-7 years of cellaring at the minimum, and whether it ever approaches the seamless/flawless perfection of a St. Eden or Melbury remains to be seen. May 2011 WA 96+

BOND ESTATES VECINA RED WINE 2009 (1)

Napa Valley.

Bond's 2009 Proprietary Blend Vecina, from Vine Hill Ranch, is fascinating to taste after the St. Eden. While the St. Eden is round and sensual, the Vecina is all about linear power and structure. Endowed with tremendous length and persistence, the Vecina presents endless layers of dark fruit and expressive aromatics supported by considerable tension and energy. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2034. December 2012 WA 98+

BOND ESTATES VECINA RED WINE 2010 (1)

Napa Valley.

Another wine flirting with perfection is the 2010 Vecina, the nearby neighbor of Harlan Estate on the western hills overlooking the Oakville Corridor, and further south, Yountville. A Graves-like effort, it displays notes of burning embers, scorched earth, creme de cassis, and charcoal. Primordial, dense, rich, full-bodied, masculine and backward, this is another example of a wine built for half a century of cellaring. Forget it for 7-10 years and watch the pleasure unfold thereafter. October 2013 WA 99

3 bts.    per lot $1,000 - $1,200

Realised: $1,596
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Additional Info:

Department: Wine
Bottle Count: 1-5
Bottle Formats: Standard 750ml
Has Tasting Notes
Mixed Lots
Score: 99
Type: United States Red
Vintage: 2001, 2009, 2010