2015 bond, vecina, napa valley
Why We're Buying
Bond Vecina shows the greatness that Napa Valley can achieve. Between 2007 and 2016, this Bordeaux-style red blend amassed five perfect scores. Wine critic Lisa Perotti-Brown hailed it as a “’WOW’ experience” in 2017, while Jeb Dunnuck called the 2015 vintage “pure perfection in a glass.” The flawless red wine justifies any price tag, a theme that investors have taken to heart. From 2017 to 2021, Bond Vecina has returned 64.2% on investment and crossed the $600 threshold in 2021.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Bottled in early 2018, the 2015 Vecina is deep garnet-purple in color, with baked blackberries, black cherries and blackcurrant cordial aromas that leap from the glass with nuances of roses, pencil lead, menthol and mocha. The palate is full-bodied, very fine and incredibly seductive with a solid frame supporting the generous layers, finishing long and exotic.
Gorgeous pure fruit with a blackberry and blueberry character. Dried flowers and violets. Full-bodied, chewy and tannic but shows polish and finesse. A muscular yet beautifully fruity wine. Drink in 2021.
Dense and slightly burly, this is a big 'un, with thickly layered fig, black currant and blackberry compote flavors framed by baker's chocolate and tobacco notes. Shows plenty of muscle, but there's a graphite edge buried deep, and this has drive, if you're willing to wait. Best from 2022 through 2038. 550 cases made.
Also pure perfection in a glass, the 2015 Vecina comes from an east-facing site located not far from the Harlan Estate. It was previously a terraced vineyard but was replanted when they opted to remove the terraces 7-8 years ago. Totally thrilling notes of crème de cassis, lead pencil, barbecue, white chocolate, and spring flower notes all flow to a full-bodied, powerful wine that has building tannins, no sensation of weight, hints of background oak, and incredible intensity and length. It’s a true “wow” wine that could not be better. Don’t miss it!
This wine makes an immediate impression on the nose, which is both perfumed and opulent, with rich spicy oak aromas. That's echoed on the palate too, which is immensely concentrated and sustained by firm ripe tannins. There's enough tangy acidity to keep it fresh and balanced while also long and harmonious.