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Region Producer Vintage Name Qty Unit Case Size Format Price Note Rating
California Bond 1999 Vecina Cabernet Sauvignon 2 Bottle 75cl £250
  • Rating

    (90 - 92)

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2006 - 2020

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    31st Aug 2002

    Source

    142, The Wine Advocate

    The 1999 Vecina, a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon offering, exhibits aromas of graphite, tar, coffee, and creme de cassis. It is more austere and less charming and seductive than the 1999 "S". This powerful, muscular Cabernet will be at its best between 2006-2020. 

Tasting Notes
92
California Bond 2002 Vecina Cabernet Sauvignon 2 Bottle 75cl £295
  • Rating

    98+

    Release Price

    $250 - 300

    Drink Date

    2017 - 2047

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    30th Jun 2012

    Source

    201, The Wine Advocate

    The 2002 Vecina comes from a vineyard not far from the steep hillsides of Harlan Estate, on the western hills of the Mayacamas Mountains overlooking the Oakville corridor and the eastern hillsides. This is a much earthier, spicier, more structured wine, much more masculine, with notes of scorched earth and almost Graves-like smoky, camphor and barbecue notes as well as black fruits galore. With its big, muscular structure and dense opaque/purple color, this wine actually seems younger in its evolution than either the St. Eden or Melbury. It is probably best forgotten for another 5-6 years, with another 30-34 years lifeline potential. It’s a sensational wine. These three Bond wines, the third vintage from entrepreneur and proprietor Bill Harlan, continue to validate his visionary belief in their potential. 

Tasting Notes
98
California Bond 2007 Vecina 1 Case 6 75cl £2,520
100
California Bond 2014 Matriarch 1 Case 6 75cl £1,050
93
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