Vecina 2018 Bond
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.
Winespectator / James Suckling (98)
This is a big, powerful red with lots of vertical tannins. Full and rich. Great structure. You really need to age this one. Austere and toned. Enjoy the currant and blackberry underneath. This will need three to four years minimum before opening.