Vecina 2018

Bond: Vecina 2018


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Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
rot, trocken
14,5% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2028–2068
Verpackt in: 3er OHK
seidig & aromatisch
pikant & würzig
Lobenberg: 100/100
Suckling: 100/100
Galloni: 99/100
Jeb Dunnuck: 98/100
Parker: 97–99/100
USA, Californien
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Vecina 2018


Lobenberg: Vecina heißt auf Spanisch Nachbar, und so liegt der Weinberg in direkter Nachbarschaft, südöstlich vom Weingut Bond, in den westlichen Bergausläufern von Oakville. Der Boden ist hier vulkanisch mit Geröll und die 4,4 Hektar Parzelle erstreckt sich von fast 70 bis 100 Höhenmeter in Ostexposition, wo sie in der kühleren Morgensonne badet. Tiefes Rubinrot mit lila Reflexen im Glas. An der Nase mischen sich rote Kirschen, frische Blüten und schwarze Johannisbeere mit Blaubeeren. Dann im Mund zupackende und knackig frische Frucht! Das vibriert richtig. Rote Kirsche, Schwarzkirsche, Graphit und Zedernholz. Die dunkle, rauchige Mineralität leitet in feine Würze über, Lorbeerblatt, frische Erde und Waldboden. Dann gerösteter Kaffee und rotes Leder. Die kühle Lage bringt eine Menge an fein strukturiertem Tannin hervor, das gibt dem Wein nicht nur Spannung sondern auch Druck! Top Cabernet in grandioser Balance. 100/100


Suckling über: Vecina

-- Suckling: Seductive aromas of blackcurrants, plums and flowers, including roses. Really incredible this year with such verticality, depth and brightness. Goes on and on and on. Superb fruit character with plums and currants. Love it. Drinkable now, but give it time. Try after 2025. 100/100


Galloni über: Vecina

-- Galloni: A regal, soaring wine, the 2018 Vecina is immediately captivating. Red fruit, iron, dried rose petal and exotic spice all soar out of the glass. Over the last two months the Vecina has acquired stunning aromatic presence to play off its deep, layered fruit. The 2018 is an absolute gem in the making. As a reminder, Vecina is sourced from Vine Hill Ranch, at the southern end of Oakville, where the Cabernets are distinguished by a beguiling combination of power and savory/earthy intensity. 99/100


Jeb Dunnuck über: Vecina

-- Jeb Dunnuck: Coming from an east-facing site not far from Harlan Estate in Oakville and all volcanic soils, the 2018 Vecina reveals a dense purple color as well as a great nose of red and black plum, chocolate, Asian spices, tobacco, and lead pencil. It's a rich, concentrated, powerful wine that says fresh, lively, and pure, with gorgeous tannins. It's one incredible wine that has some up-front appeal, yet it will cruise for 30 years if stored correctly. 98/100


Parker über: Vecina

-- Parker: Vecina vineyard is located in the western foothills of Oakville, just to the southeast of the winery (up on Oakville Grade). A barrel sample, the 2018 Vecina displays a deep garnet-purple color and offers slowly emerging classic notes of black currants, black cherries, blackberry pie and cedar chest with hints of charcoal, tar, pencil lead and fragrant earth. The full-bodied palate has a rock-solid structure of firm, grainy tannins and tons of freshness supporting the generous black fruits, finishing on a lingering mineral note. 97-99/100

Weingut über: Vecina

-- Weingut: It was another precocious year for these old vines. From budbreak through bloom, veraison and harvest, each event occurred earlier than is typical. Bloom was healthy, leading to long and well-formed clusters. Unlike the other sites, harvest here stretched over a longer period, as we committed to nine harvest passes, starting in late September and concluding three weeks afterward.The aromas are vivid and savory, yet the virtue of this Vecina resides in its stoic nature. The electric impulse that pervades the other 2018s, in this wine, manifests itself uniquely, passing like a steel blade through its vertical structure. Though the physique of the wine is muscular, the texture is extremely fine. The finish has a wise austerity that resolves with a persistent resonance.

Mein Winzer


Bond ist ein Zusammenschluss ausgewählter Spitzen-Weingüter. Gründer ist niemand Geringeres als H. William Harlan. Gemeinsam haben sie sich verpflichtet, nur die besten Cabernet Sauvignon-Weine zu produzieren, die den einzigartigen Ausdruck ihres Landes repräsentieren.

Vecina 2018