Bond Pluribus 2006
Very dark, dramatic, opulent, but young. Opens with brooding aromas of black currants, cassis and spices, and turns dense in tannins in the mouth. Deeply refined, concentrated, intense, bone dry. A classic Napa wine in every sense, and one in need of extended cellaring. 2012-2018. The release date is Spring 2010.
The 2006 E Pluribus, like all of these Cabernet Sauvignons, is youthful, with an opaque purple color and a big, sweet nose of blueberry liqueur intermixed with spring flowers and wet rocks. Full-bodied, powerful, and backward, with sweet tannin but formidable structure, this wine needs to be cellared for 4-5 years and drunk over the following 25 years.
Rich and deeply concentrated, almost syrupy in its density, with potent currant, mineral, sage and dusty, cedary oak. Tightly wound, backward and closed, yet the focus and concentration are noteworthy. Needs time. Drink now through 2016.