Bond Vecina 2006

$349.95

SKU 3642

750ml

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Vecina, which appeared with the 1999 vintage in the inaugural Bond release, is always powerful, intense and savory. Vecina's other hallmarks are blackberry fruit, with wild forest floor and mineral associated overtones.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Appellation Oakville
Brand Bond
  • wa95

Wine AdvocateThe 2006 Vecina has turned out even better than I expected last year. Graphite/lead pencil notes intermixed with hints of burning embers and charcoal, an opaque purple color, and sweet blackberry and roasted espresso notes are all present in this wine, which is masculine, muscular, tannic, but incredibly well-endowed and a potential candidate for 30 years of aging. This wine needs 4-5 years of cellaring and should last three decades. (95+)

Robert Parker, December 2009
  • we92

Wine EnthusiastPolished, smooth and elegant. Made in a feminine style that appeals for its lushness and accessible flavors of blackberries, cocoa, violets and cedar. Shows a pure pedigree in the balance and charm. The tannins suggest mid-term aging. Best after 2012.

Steve Heimoff, March 1, 2010
  • ws88

Wine SpectatorRustic and chewy, with a rich, earthy core of dried currant, loamy earth, sage, tobacco and spice, firming on the finish, where the tannins are dry and extracted. Needs time. Best from 2012 through 2017. 742 cases made.

James Laube, November 15, 2009