Stunning! From magnum — 12 days ago
Had at Promontory. Surprisingly Silky. Dark fruits. A bit fruit forward, but quite compelling for the price. AWM — 10 months ago
I am going to post this again. I will only say that my previous notes all still apply but, I under scored this wine 2-3 weeks ago.
I find this to very similar to the 08 and 09 Promontory I posted in January. It’s closer in style to the 08. However, if you wanted to buy a bottle of the 08 Promontory today, it would cost you $1300. The wine was $89.99 a bottle. Given this wines quality and price point, it was a very easy decision to purchase a full case of this DR Stephens over a single bottle of 08 Promontory. I’m just glad there was still enough to acquire a case of it.
Not only is it one of the best Napa Cabernet I’ve had ever, it the best Napa Cabernet value I have ever purchased.
This wine is simply amazing on the palate and turns your head inside out over and over. — 2 years ago
This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from a great vintage in Napa Valley.
Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.
Showing black fruits with chocolates, earth, cedar, spices, peppercorn, pencil lead, dark coffee, vanilla, licorice and light vegetables.
Dry on the palate with a long finish and fine grained tannins.
Good right out of the bottle, but really needs a few hours to open up properly and show the tannins, which we did not have this time, as it finished way too quickly.
This 8 year old is still young, and would age nicely in the next 15 years.
Showing great complexity with a smooth, soft and delicate mouthfeel. Rich yet elegant, with a spicy finish.
Grapes come from the younger vines of BOND, Harlan Estate and Promontory.
I paired it with a nice piece of steak and baked potatoe.
$170. — 17 days ago
2016 on Dec 16, 2018 with pan roasted chicken and vegetables at BBR during pre-Christmas trip. What a revelation and introduction to yet another Local Italian grape that speaks of place. Grown on a promontory overlooking the Mediterranean. Purchased at Park Avenue Wines and imported by Kermit. — 2 years ago
Playing catch up on some bottles. When I get offers from the Harlan/Bond/Promontory/Maiden family I always pull the trigger on the Bond and get a single from each “terroir” and Vecina is the most consistently spectacular (although Pluribus is my favorite most years). A very muscular wine with teeth staining purple fruit, supple rich tannins and a burnt cedar mixed with chocolate lava taste profile. This was decanted at home for 2 hours, returned to the bottle and decanted for an additional hour at the restaurant. You can’t go wrong with Bond. Yes I know the prices are getting more and more lofty but to me Delectable is about what’s in the bottle. I certainly wouldn’t recommend you buy a Vecina over buying baby formula or making a car payment....but it is an undeniable guilty expensive pleasure. — 3 years ago
2nd wine from Harlan's Promontory Winery.
A 1.5 hour decant (some cloudy sediment). A majestic dark murky purplish red magenta color. On the nose: blackberry, black cherry, pepper, eucalyptus, espresso, smokey vanilla. Taste: A velvety full body wine with black cherry, espresso, charcoal, dark chocolate and a medium plus blackberry cocoa finish. CHEERS! — 4 months ago
Not Promontory, but close. Very close. Earthy. Black Currant. Festivus for the rest of us. #HAPPYHOLIDAYS — 3 years ago