Wine Advocate 95 points - From the valley floor, the 2010 St. Eden exhibits copious notes of creme de cassis, loamy, dusty soil undertones, forest floor, toasty oak and plenty of sweet tannin in its full-bodied, massive personality. Again, these wines are not meant for near-term gratification, so 5-6 years of cellaring is warranted. This is another 30-year wine from Bond. (Oct 2013)
Wine Spectator 93 points - Rich and powerful, with torque to the ripe dark berry, chocolate, subtle earth and cedar flavors. A muscular yet graceful style that holds its own and promises a nice life ahead. Best from 2015 through 2025.óJ.L. (Aug 7 2013)
Bond is a newer winery that produced its first wines in 1997. It is guided and operated by the winemaking team of Harlan Estate. They produce six different types of Cabernet Sauvignon based wines, each having their own cellar. The intent of the winery is to create a staple of Napa Valley Grand Cru' offerings, with each vineyard reflecting the varying terroir of America's premier source of Cabernet Sauvignon. Vecina is coined from the Spanish word for neighbor. The property is located directly from southeast from the Bond Winery. The beautifully terraced volcanic soil slopes reside in Oakville's western foothills. The 11-acre site is facing east and is the recipient of cool morning sun. Vecina appeared in 1999 vintage. The wine is always powerful and intense.