BOND: Superb New Releases + some oldies
In the hands of winemaker Cory Empting, with Bob Levy and Michel Rolland, these are some of the very finest Bond wines I have tasted...we just got a small parcel and I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND adding a few to the BEST part of your cellar!
Bill Harlan's BOND has always been, from its very inception, a project to champion the terroir of the vineyards from some of the finest locations in the Napa Valley (there's a reason they refer to them as "crus"). See the map for reference. Each site has been carefully developed over decades to the exacting specifications of the winemaking and winegrowing team.
You probably know all this. After all, you've been buying these wines from me since the first vintage. BOND, and HARLAN ESTATE are, like Bordeaux or Burgundy, they are wines you buy every year. Each vintage and each vineyard expresses its unique characteristics (and personality, if you will), but NEVER is anything but thrilling to drink and intellectually stimulating as well. They have arrived, and now is the time to get them.
The 2011s are powerful, deeply complex and concentrated wines. It is always interesting to try to "pick a favorite", but it's almost a pointless exercise as the "favorites" constantly change depending on their development, time frame you are drinking them, etc. One thing is for sure --- they always are a joy to drink. Herewith, an offering of the 2011s (6-PACK WOODEN CASES ON REQUEST, first come, first served), plus a VERY FINE list of older vintages of Bond, direct from our pristine cellars.
2011 BOND ESTATE ST. EDEN $395 RP95, V94+
2011 BOND ESTATE PLURIBUS $395 RP95, V94+ST95, JS95
2011 BOND ESTATE MELBURY $395 V94
2011 BOND ESTATE QUELLA $395 JS96
2011 BOND ESTATE VECINA $395 V95, RP94, JS94
Please see the wines below for the full reviews, and check out the fantastic list of older ones!!
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