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The 2010 Vecina is the most explosive wine in this range. At the same time, though, the 2010 is incredibly closed down. Iron, smoke, tobacco and new leather add complexity to a core of seriously intense dark red fruit. Rich, powerful and totally beguiling, the 2010 shows off massive depth and pure power. Readers will have to be patient. Vecina emerges from a single parcel within Vine Hill Ranch, one of the top sites in Oakville. The Vecina is a bit reticent today compared to last year. I don't exclude the possibility that it reaches the sublime level of the St. Eden.
99 Points /Antonio Galloni, vinous (November 2013)
VECINA is coined from the Spanish word for neighbor. This is our endeavor with the property situated directly southeast of the BOND winery.
The beautifully terraced volcanic soil slopes of this property reside in Oakville's western foothills. The 11-acre site faces due east and is the recipient of cool morning sun. Vecina, which appeared with the 1999 vintage in the inaugural BOND release, is always powerful, intense and savory. Vecina's other hallmarks are blackberry fruit, with wild forest floor and mineral associated overtones.
SOIL: Bedrock overlain with fine grained alluvial wash. Eastern Exposure.