2003 Bond (Harlan) Vecina

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 1.5L
  • WE 96
  • WA 93
  • IWC 93

Reviews for 2003 Bond (Harlan) Vecina

WE 96
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, February 2007
From a vineyard just adjacent to the Oakville estate comes this wonderfully earth-scented wine. Deep and brooding the aromas bring to mind a walk through a forest. Now a whiff of bay laurel then pine cone and a rich... From a vineyard just adjacent to the Oakville estate comes this wonderfully earth-scented wine. Deep and brooding the aromas bring to mind a walk through a forest. Now a whiff of bay laurel then pine cone and a rich mulchy humus and hovering over all are ripe blackberries and oodles of caramelized new oak. Much more open at this point in its life than the '02 but should live for many years. - S.H.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2006
More difficult to evaluate than its siblings the 2003 Vecina which comes from a site near Harlan Estate is a firm tannic backward wine displaying a gravelly scorched earth hot rock black currant licorice and herb-scented... More difficult to evaluate than its siblings the 2003 Vecina which comes from a site near Harlan Estate is a firm tannic backward wine displaying a gravelly scorched earth hot rock black currant licorice and herb-scented bouquet. In the mouth it is tight rich and ruggedly constructed with medium to full body as well as a boatload of tannin. Give it 4-5 years of cellaring and consume it over the following 15. Previously recommended: 2002 Matriarch (90) 2002 Melbury (96) 2002 St. Eden (95) 2002 Vecina (95+).Tel. (707) 944-1441; Fax (707) 944-1444
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2006
Good medium ruby color. Roasted black fruits and a suggestion of almost port-like ripeness on the nose. Lush superripe and powerful with superb density of flavor. With notes ranging from black olive to dark chocolate this... Good medium ruby color. Roasted black fruits and a suggestion of almost port-like ripeness on the nose. Lush superripe and powerful with superb density of flavor. With notes ranging from black olive to dark chocolate this shows a wider range of ripeness than either the highly promising young 2004 or the remarkably lush and sweet 2002 (which I scored 95 on this latest occasion).