Bond, Vecina 2018 Napa Valley

17.5

Vecina is coined from the Spanish word for neighbour. Vecina is situated directly south-east of the Bond winery in Oakville’s western foothills. The 11-acre site is on the border between Oakville and Yountville. The Vecina vineyard is comprised of volcanic bedrock overlain with fine-grained alluvial wash. The beautifully terraced volcanic soil slope of Vecina faces due east and is the recipient of cool morning sun. Vecina benefits from the cool air at night that comes up from San Pablo Bay, and also has long, warm afternoons. The vineyard's elevation ranges from 221 to 330 feet.
Intense, herbal notes on nose and palate. Great freshness allied with concentration and power. Lovely oak, leafy, complex, beautifully ripe and sweet fruit yet there is so much structure here that the wine feels like it will age for 20–30 years. Expensive but (probably) worth it. (AWH)

Producer
Bond
Cuvée
Vecina
Appellation
Napa Valley
Region
Country
Colour
Red
Alcohol
14.5%
Score
17.5
When to drink
2024
2040
Published on
15 Apr 2022
Date tasted
Reviewer
Stockist
Imported into the UK by Thorman Hunt