Bond Matriarch Proprietary Red Wine Napa Valley 2005

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Red Bordeaux Blend
California : Napa Valley
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98-100 Point Wines, 90+ Ratings

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  • Wine Enthusiast

    Steve Heimoff
    May 1, 2009
    98 This year’s Matriarch is very similar to Harlan Estate in structure, and in some ways, a superior wine, or at least more delicious now. Shows the most beautiful black currant, cedar, blueberry pie and Asian spice flavors. What makes the structure so gorgeous are the firm tannins. Ultimately, it’s a refined, exquisite red wine. Hard to imagine a better one for drinking over the next decade, and just shows that price sometimes has no relationship to quality.
  • Wine Advocate

    Robert Parker
    December 2008
    93 The lush, opulent, flamboyant 2005 Matriarch offers copious quantities of black cherry and black currant fruit, lead pencil, and earth. Already delicious, it hits just about every sweet spot on the palate. Enjoy it over the next 12-15+ years.
  • International Wine Cellar

    Stephen Tanzer
    May 2008
    92 Good deep ruby-red. Blackcurrant, minerals, mocha and sexy spices on the musky, slightly gamey nose. Big, lush and sweet but with sneaky acidity giving shape to the creamy flavors. I like this very rich wine's exhilarating high tones in the middle palate. Finishes with substantial dusty tannins and noteworthy energy. A worthy follow-up to the excellent 2004.
  • Wine Spectator

    James Laube
    October 31, 2008
    90 Notes of smoky currant and black and red licorice, with herb and cedar hints, give this a nice range of flavors, firming up on the finish. Best from 2010 through 2017. 1,530 cases made.