Bond

Matriarch Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend

9.232 ratings
9.19 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
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
Bill Bender

This was everything that's right about napa cab with a little bottle age. Balance. Integrity. Integrated tannins. Gorgeous mouthfeel and long lush finish. '03 again proving its legitimacy

This was everything that's right about napa cab with a little bottle age. Balance. Integrity. Integrated tannins. Gorgeous mouthfeel and long lush finish. '03 again proving its legitimacy

Feb 24th, 2016
Bill Bender

Mature, classy surprise from an underrated vintage

Mature, classy surprise from an underrated vintage

Apr 26th, 2015
Bill Bender

Fantastic nose of graphite and tobacco, dark fruits, a little too ripe but enjoyable

Fantastic nose of graphite and tobacco, dark fruits, a little too ripe but enjoyable

Nov 28th, 2014
Kaethe Sullivan

One of my few 'ah'ha' wine moments. Exotic, elegant, robust..not usually words that go together.

One of my few 'ah'ha' wine moments. Exotic, elegant, robust..not usually words that go together.

Nov 14th, 2014
Jack Irby

Delicious. Good fruit. Long finish.

Delicious. Good fruit. Long finish.

Jun 17th, 2013
Tony Connell

Bummer, just hot and out of balance.. And headed in the wrong direction..

Bummer, just hot and out of balance.. And headed in the wrong direction..

Jan 16th, 2013
Sanford Peisner

Huge. Big bold on first taste hints of blackberry and dark chocolate. Loved it.

Huge. Big bold on first taste hints of blackberry and dark chocolate. Loved it.

Jun 20th, 2020
Alvaro Bustillos

11/15

Feb 9th, 2020
Erik Wochna

03' vintage...aged quite nicely...still very much a fruit forward wine, with much softer tannins. Fantastic!

03' vintage...aged quite nicely...still very much a fruit forward wine, with much softer tannins. Fantastic!

Dec 30th, 2017