Bond Pluribus Napa Valley 2003

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

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PLURIBUS expresses the character of an estate located at an elevation over 1,100 feet on the dramatic slopes of Spring Mountain.

The name refers to the Latin word for many, and was chosen to signify the various facets involved in creating a fine wine: from the sun, soil, and climate of a vineyard, to the team of people who guide a wine through its evolution. A breathtaking mountainous 7-acre site with steep exposures to the north, east and southeast, the soil is comprised of volcanic bedrock. Pluribus, which debuted in the 2003 vintage, is defined as a bold, rich and concentrated wine; elements of dark plum, roasted coffee, and scents of cedar are inherent throughout the vintages.

Actual bottle from our inventory is pictured. These bottles are in excellent condition, from their original wooden case and all fills are into the neck. All bottles are as good or better than the bottle pictured. To see other wines currently available from this producer, please click the link with the name of this producer underlined above, just to the right of "Producer."


  • Wine Advocate

    Robert Parker
    June 2013
    98 The 2003 Pluribus (the debut vintage of this cuvee) performed spectacularly. Created from some of the estate’s youngest vines planted in decomposed white tufa volcanic soils at an elevation of 1,100 to 1,300 feet on Spring Mountain, it offers a stunning blue/purple color, copious quantities of blueberries, black raspberries and violet-infused fruit intermixed with hints of foresty flora. Rich, full-bodied and pure, this beautiful 2003 is several years away from full maturity, but it should keep for two more decades.
  • International Wine Cellar

    Stephen Tanzer
    May 2006
    93 Bright ruby. Black fruits and minerals on the superripe nose. Then impressively full, fat and sweet, with a loamy element adding complexity to the liqueur-like dark berry fruit. Today this shows the almost confectionery sweetness of a top 2002. Here the tannins are substantial but quite lush and sweet. Very long on the finish.
  • Wine Enthusiast

    Steve Heimoff
    February 1, 2007
    90 From Spring Mountain, a new Bond single-vineyard bottling. It’s a big wine, a bit obvious and, for me, the least of the current batch. It’s so big it’s almost cumbersome, and lacks the breed and elegance of its sister wines. Toasty caramel overpowers, while the wine is as gooey-sweet as melted chocolate. It’s a controversial wine, made from very young vines. Could be an ager.