Bond

Matriarch Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend

9.427 ratings
9.55 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
GWW
9.3

Nice balance. Woody and bramble

Nice balance. Woody and bramble

Jul 6th, 2019
Mark Flesher

9 years post vintage and I would say that this one is really rocking. I have had some of these a little older and I really think there's nothing like having these at 5-10 years of age. Black cherry, mint, cola, herb on the front. Kind of gets a little hint of mature tobacco in the middle but very fruit-centric. Finishes tannic. This wine still has a way to go, but I think this is right where it is for my personal tastes. One of the first tasted, but definitely in running for WOTN. And after thinking about it, I still think this one was for me... but oh man what a spread!

9 years post vintage and I would say that this one is really rocking. I have had some of these a little older and I really think there's nothing like having these at 5-10 years of age. Black cherry, mint, cola, herb on the front. Kind of gets a little hint of mature tobacco in the middle but very fruit-centric. Finishes tannic. This wine still has a way to go, but I think this is right where it is for my personal tastes. One of the first tasted, but definitely in running for WOTN. And after thinking about it, I still think this one was for me... but oh man what a spread!

Oct 27th, 2018
Ray
9.1

Thus was a 2007. Excellent tannins and structure on the first night, but the second half of the bottle on the second day was vastly better

Thus was a 2007. Excellent tannins and structure on the first night, but the second half of the bottle on the second day was vastly better

Jan 31st, 2016
Kevin Gleason

Delious 2009 got better as it opened

Delious 2009 got better as it opened

Jan 30th, 2016
William Feinstein

Simply beautiful. A treat after a rough week!

Simply beautiful. A treat after a rough week!

Oct 2nd, 2015
Rob Wilson

This is a beautiful wine. Big, ripe and delicious on the finish. The fact that I'm watching my Blue Devils in the Final Four takes everything to the next level!

This is a beautiful wine. Big, ripe and delicious on the finish. The fact that I'm watching my Blue Devils in the Final Four takes everything to the next level!

Apr 4th, 2015
William Feinstein

This is a big boy. Nose is a little muted but needs some time to open up. Color deep red. Sweet red fruits (plum) give way to complex notes of tobacco and road tar. Finish goes on and on. Tannins are firm (this is obviously still young) but no doubt this has the stuffing to age well. Lives up to the hype.

This is a big boy. Nose is a little muted but needs some time to open up. Color deep red. Sweet red fruits (plum) give way to complex notes of tobacco and road tar. Finish goes on and on. Tannins are firm (this is obviously still young) but no doubt this has the stuffing to age well. Lives up to the hype.

Nov 27th, 2014
Ian Rountree

Christmas Eve dinner we shared this. This blend of the five BOND wines is just incredible.

Christmas Eve dinner we shared this. This blend of the five BOND wines is just incredible.

Dec 27th, 2013
Michelle Perry

Michelle had this 5 years ago

Michelle had this 5 years ago

Apr 6th, 2015
Karen Hunt

Karen had this 5 years ago

Karen had this 5 years ago

Feb 15th, 2015