Bond

Matriarch Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend

9.4548 ratings
9.386 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Mike R
9.5

This Napa Bordeaux style vintage is so much fun - never disappoints - checks every box and still I think it has 10 plus years - still needs time to soften once opened but soften it does - all smiles

This Napa Bordeaux style vintage is so much fun - never disappoints - checks every box and still I think it has 10 plus years - still needs time to soften once opened but soften it does - all smiles

Aug 16th, 2020
Lee Pitofsky

Intensely rich and heavy and even a bit flabby. Alcohol from the very hot vintage also very prevalent and doesn’t blow off with air. Despite being made by the illustrious Bond Estate, not my cup of tea.

Intensely rich and heavy and even a bit flabby. Alcohol from the very hot vintage also very prevalent and doesn’t blow off with air. Despite being made by the illustrious Bond Estate, not my cup of tea.

Jun 27th, 2020
LM Segal

Sublime

Sublime

May 3rd, 2019
Alex Jones

Marketing/Development Kunni/Westerly Wines

9.0

Much better than expected. Raspberry, tobacco, a bit of currant and some sweetness. Perfect with beef fajitas.

Much better than expected. Raspberry, tobacco, a bit of currant and some sweetness. Perfect with beef fajitas.

Feb 5th, 2019
Mike R
9.4

Big smile of approval and seriously what is there not to like

Big smile of approval and seriously what is there not to like

Nov 26th, 2018
Mike R
9.5

We are smiling so hard our faces hurt

We are smiling so hard our faces hurt

Oct 21st, 2018
Mike R
9.5

Wow - truly a big bold smooth totally integrated beautiful badass wine and 19 out of 20 times would be WOTN last night if not for the Sodhani - I love to smile and this will absolutely make you do do - the 07 is so good

Wow - truly a big bold smooth totally integrated beautiful badass wine and 19 out of 20 times would be WOTN last night if not for the Sodhani - I love to smile and this will absolutely make you do do - the 07 is so good

Jun 3rd, 2018
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.3

Thank you @winecatla for setting up this dinner and bringing this stunning wine.

Deep purplish ruby red in appearance. Rich and dark nose with mulberries, black fruits, sweet spices and a bit of ground spices too. Medium plus tannins (7.5/10) and full bodied. Dark palate and approachable from the start with touches of spices, some earthiness and dark berries. Drink till 2038. (93+)

Thank you @winecatla for setting up this dinner and bringing this stunning wine.

Deep purplish ruby red in appearance. Rich and dark nose with mulberries, black fruits, sweet spices and a bit of ground spices too. Medium plus tannins (7.5/10) and full bodied. Dark palate and approachable from the start with touches of spices, some earthiness and dark berries. Drink till 2038. (93+)

May 24th, 2018
Darin Kendrick

This surprised for an 06

This surprised for an 06

Aug 13th, 2017
Wine101Hamden

To say this wine was fantastic is an understatement. Elegant, velvety body with hints of cedar, cinnamon spice. Glad I didn't wait too much longer to open this as the cork was drying out and snapped halfway in the neck. Extracting that cork was like defusing a bomb on Mission Impossible but with much patience we got it out without damaging anything. Phewww!! 😅

To say this wine was fantastic is an understatement. Elegant, velvety body with hints of cedar, cinnamon spice. Glad I didn't wait too much longer to open this as the cork was drying out and snapped halfway in the neck. Extracting that cork was like defusing a bomb on Mission Impossible but with much patience we got it out without damaging anything. Phewww!! 😅

3 people found it helpfulApr 28th, 2015