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Bond Pluribus 2012
SKU: 547

Bond Pluribus 2012

  • wa95+
  • ws92


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Category Red Wine
Region California, Napa Valley, Oakville
Brand Bond
Wine Advocate
  • wa95+

From a 7-acre parcel on Spring Mountain, the 2012 Pluribus Proprietary Red Wine exhibits the white flowers (acacia?), blueberry and black raspberry fruit that comes from this high elevation site. It is full-bodied but very tannic, backward, coiled and relatively tight, behaving in that sense more like a 2013 than a 2012. This wine is set for a long life of 30+ years. Forget it for another 4 or 5 years, then consume it over the following three decades.

Robert Parker, October 2015
Wine Spectator
  • ws92

Notes of gravelly earth, graphite and riverbed pebbles give this a distinctive, stony mouthfeel. Ends chewy, with mocha, dark berry, plum, road tar and espresso flavors. Should improve with short-term cellaring. To be released spring 2016. Best from 2017 through 2030. 570 cases made.

James Laube, November 15, 2015