2005 Bond - Cabernet Sauvignon "Vecina" Napa Valley
Vecina is always rich, powerful and intense. Vecina's other hallmarks are opulent blackberry fruit, with wild forest floor and mineral associated overtones.
Wine Spectator: 94 Points
"Intense and racy wild berry and blackberry fruit is flashy, tight, pure, focused and beautifully defined, picking up a nice dusty berry edge, with hints of black licorice, and offering wonderful depth, richness and persistence. To be released spring 2009. Best from 2010 through 2018. 700 cases made." —James Laube
Wine Enthusiast: 97 Points
"Very refined, with lovely perfume. Heady, showing currants, cassis, cedar, chocolate-covered cherries and sweet herbs. Decadent, classy, elegant, with a great tannin structure. Just oozes class." —Steve Heimoff
Wine Advocate: 96 Points
"The 2005 Vecina is also strutting its stuff. I can’t say it showed better than it did last year, but this wine comes close to perfection for my palate. Made in a Graves-like style, it exhibits scents of roasted herbs, espresso, scorched rocks, and liquid minerals seamlessly integrated into a full-bodied, dense wine offering a cascade of black cherries and black currants. Built for the long haul, this powerful 2005 is soft enough to be drunk early, but it will not hit its stride for at least a decade, and should age for three decades thereafter."
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