|Oak Treatment||French oak|
|Total Varietal Composition %||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
The beautifully terraced volcanic soil slopes of this property reside in Oakville's western foothills. The 11-acre site faces due east and is the recipient of cool morning sun. Vecina, which appeared with the 1999 vintage in the inaugural BOND release, is always powerful, intense and savory. Vecina's other hallmarks are blackberry fruit, with wild forest floor and mineral associated overtones.
100 Wine Advocate - Vecina vineyard is located in the western foothills of Oakville, just to the south-east of the winery (up on Oakville Grade). Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Vecina slips sensuously out of the glass with gorgeous black cherries, kirsch, wild blueberries and blackcurrant pastilles notes plus suggestions of bouquet garni, pencil lead, tilled earth and underbrush. Full-bodied, taut and packed with ripe, expressive, exquisitely accented black and blue fruits, it has loads of earthy sparks and a compelling fine-grained nature to the firm texture, finishing long and layered. This bright, energetic, incredibly nuanced beauty is built like a brick house and, while approachable in youth, is easily a 50-year wine. I therefore urge readers to wait at least 5-7 years before opening to allow for the myriad of subtle nuances to emerge and offer that "WOW" experience that will reward patience.
From a vineyard directly southeast of the BOND winery (Vecina means neighbor) in the western foothills of Oakville, the 2016 is “easily a 50-year wine” according to the 100-point review by Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. With sultry aromas of black cherry, wild blueberry, maraschino, rose petal, loam, wild herbs, and pencil lead, and a palate of black currant, blueberry, spice box, and graphite flavors carried on an impressively stout structure, this is powerful, yet appealing out of the gate. As Jeb Dunnuck put it: “ incredible, insanely good Cabernet.