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Region Producer Vintage Name Qty Unit Case Size Format Price Note Rating
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 Colgin 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Tychson Hill Vineyard 3 Bottle 75cl £550
100
California Colgin 2002 IX Estate Syrah 1 Case 3 75cl £560
95
California Colgin 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Herb Lamb Vineyard 1 Case 3 75cl £895
94
California Colgin 2002 IX Estate 2 Case 3 75cl £1,500
100
California Colgin 2002 Cariad 1 Case 6 75cl £2,500
  • Rating

    99+

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2011 - 2031

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    2nd May 2011

    Source

    195, The Wine Advocate

    A blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot and 7% Cabernet Franc, this is the most open-knit, Pomerol-like wine of the tasting. Ripe and exuberant, it offers up notes of kirsch, blackberry liqueur, mocha, espresso and chocolate. A dense purple color with the same saturation point as the 2001, but with a totally different personality, it is a friendly, endearing, voluptuous, silky, viscous, hedonistic yet compelling wine of great complexity. Enjoy it now and over the next 20 years. I originally rated it 98 points.

Tasting Notes
99
California Dominus Estate 2002 Dominus 1 Case 6 75cl £1,395
99
California Sine Qua Non 2002 Just For The Love Of It (Syrah) 4 Bottle 75cl £710
100
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