Bond Estates Napa Valley California Cabernet Sauvignon Wine

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Bond Estates Napa Valley California Cabernet Sauvignon wine producer profile, wine tasting notes, a history of the property, plus information on their wine making techniques and their soils, along with wine reviews and links.

Bond Estates

Bond Estates

Bond Estates

Bond Wine Tasting Notes

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2018 Bond Vecina  (Napa Valley) 98

Smoke, flowers, peppery red fruits, cherries, and licorice are the first thing you notice. On the palate, the wine shows a beautiful sense of purity with ease. The fruit is pure silk in texture, seamlessly lingering on your palate. The only problem with wines like this is when the bottle is finished. 98 Points

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2017 Bond Melbury  (Napa Valley) 95

5 spice, licorice, currants, cassis, orange rind, and a background of chocolate mint create the perfume. On the palate, the wine is elegant, plush, soft, and loaded with sweet, ripe, blackberry, and cherry. You find a nice hint of chocolate and mint on top of the dark red fruits in the finish. Forward in style, this is already gorgeous to drink, though I suspect its best days are in its future. 95 Points

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2017 Bond St. Eden  (Napa Valley) 95

Silky, soft, refined and with a gorgeous sense of purity to the fruits, the wine is built to age. There is structure here along with all the ripe fruits, smoke, tobacco and stony essences you need to keep you focused. However, this will need some time to develop before really beginning to show its stuff. 95 Points

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2017 Bond Quella  (Napa Valley) 94

Spring flowers, licorice, espresso, smoke and dark red fruits create the aromatics. On the palate, the wine is soft, fresh, bright, medium-bodied and displays a savory, herbal accent to the sweet fruits. There is a nice hint of minerality in the end note that meshes well with the cocoa and licorice accents. Give this a few years in the cellar to develop more softness and complexity. 94 Points

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2017 Bond Vecina  (Napa Valley) 94

Reticent on the nose at the moment, the lush, opulent, silky palate is where the action is. Layers of black cherry and spicy red fruits with notes of fig and citrus along with earthy, wet forest notes all work together adding complexity. The tannins are ripe, but present, so you will want to wait at least 6-8 years before pulling a cork. 94 Points

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2016 Bond Quella  (Napa Valley) 99

Spearmint, herbs, tobacco leaf, smoke, blackberries and plum aromatics are all over the place. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, rich, long and intense. Silk and velvet-textured fruits cascade over your palate. You cannot help but take another sip and one after that. 99 Points

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2016 Bond Melbury  (Napa Valley) 98

Dark in color, the nose pops from the glass with no effort. Smoke, licorice, wild cherries, vanilla, wild cherries, wet forest and mushroom notes demand your attention. On the palate, the wine is rich, lush, supple, and full-bodied. With its silky tannins you also enjoy espresso, dark cocoa and ripe fruits bursting with sweetness in the finish. The intensity here is matched with length, freshness and an ending that does not want to quit! 98 Points

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2016 Bond St. Eden  (Napa Valley) 98

Smoke, dark chocolate, coffee bean, black cherry and plum notes exude from the nose. Fresh, vibrant, silky, long and intense, you also find a good sense of minerality along with a gorgeous sweetness and length to the sensuous fruits. The finish feels just great as all those ripe pit fruits, dark chocolate, spice and black coffee sensations linger. 98 Points

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2016 Bond Pluribus  (Napa Valley) 97

Oyster shell, crushed rocks and stones, cocoa and black currants open the perfume, though it takes some effort to coax those notes out at the moment. Fresh, bright, sweet, long and with a spicy accent to the fruit, the wine finishes with a strong sense of minerality, dark chocolate and fresh, crisp red berries. Give this time, at least 7 or more years to soften and come together and it will be a much better experience. 97 Points

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2012 Bond Quella  (Napa Valley) 97

Inky on color, the wine is intensely concentrated, opulent, round and powerful. There is a depth of flavor combining black and blue fruits, smoke, vanilla bean, licorice and dark chocolate. The layers of deep fruits are impossible not to notice. But it's the lusty, luscious styling on the palate, with grace, roundness and purity, that leave the biggest impression. Drink now, if you enjoy primary fruit, or age it, for more earthness. Either way, this is a special bottle of California Cabernet Sauvignon. 97 Points

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2010 Bond Matriarch  (Napa Valley) 91

Clearly made from sweet, juicy, ripe, berries, the wine is medium bodied, softly textured and leaves you with a soft, polished, ripe, fruit filled finish. 91 Points

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2007 Bond Vecina  (Napa Valley) 97

Packed and stacked with layers of ripe and over ripe berries, coffee, licorice, smoke and oak, the wine is lush, rich, powerful, sweet and long. What more can you ask for in a young, vibrant, California Cabernet? It should age well too! 97 Points

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2006 Bond Quella  (Napa Valley) 93

My first experience with this wine from Bond delivered a powerful, tannic, full bodied Cabernet Sauvignon packed with coffee, blackberries and cocoa. Another year or two should add more softness and more complexity to the wine. 93 Points

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2004 Bond Pluribus  (Napa Valley) 92

Perhaps it was this particular bottle, but I was not as wowed as I had expected to be. While there was ample scents of licorice, earth, dark berries and oak along with good concentration of ripe fruits, there was some dryness in the finish. 92 Points

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2003 Bond Pluribus  (Napa Valley) 93

Ripe, OK, very ripe, sweet, round, lusciously textured, full-bodied and loaded from start to finish with layers of opulent black and blue fruits, smoke and espresso. 93 Points

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2002 Bond Melbury  (Napa Valley) 97

Dense, rich, concentrated and packed with loads of sweet black fruits, smoke, espresso beans, dark chocolate and earthy characteristics, this was young and intense and will only get better with age. 97 Points

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2002 Bond Vecina  (Napa Valley) 96

Structured, firm, fresh style here, with a complex nose of smoke, licorice, tobacco, black cherry and blue fruit. Ripe fruits and length, full bodied and concentrated, with freshness and complexity, this is drinking just great today. 96 Points

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2001 Bond St. Eden  (Napa Valley) 95

The debut vintage of this offshoot from Harlan estate offers a nose filled with smoke, blackberry, earth, charcoal, tobacco and cassis. While rich and concentrated, this is more of a finesse style of California Cabernet Sauvignon, which ends with a fresh, sensuous, spice, earth and black cherry liqueur filled finish. 2001 Bond St. Eden is drinking great today. 95 Points

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