Bond, Pluribus 2018 Napa Valley

17

Pluribus refers to the Latin word for many and was chosen to signify the various facets involved in creating a fine wine. Pluribus expresses the character of a 7-acre site located on the dramatic slopes of Spring Mountain, on the Western side of North Napa Valley. The soil is comprised of red, iron-rich volcanic bedrock (very similar soil to St Eden despite different location). A breathtaking mountainous site with steep exposures to the north, east and south-east. The vineyard is surrounded by a conifer forest and the vines are protected by afternoon shade. Pluribus is highest of the five Bond sites, at an elevation around 1,000 feet.
Fuller, slightly more oxidative style. Deep purple hue. Massive concentration and chunky dark fruits, rounded oak, powerfully structured, a blockbuster style. Great purity of fruit. Intriguing leady aftertaste. But still retains some elegance and freshness on the finish. Very classy, beautifully made. (AWH)

Producer
Bond
Cuvée
Pluribus
Appellation
Napa Valley
Region
Country
Colour
Red
Alcohol
14.5%
Score
17
When to drink
2024
2037
Published on
15 Apr 2022
Date tasted
Reviewer
Stockist
Imported into the UK by Thorman Hunt