2010 Bond "Matriarch" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend
The 2010 Matriarch is quite beautiful in this vintage. Supple and juicy at first, the 2010 has plenty of underlying structure. Rose petals, violets, new leather and a hint of orange peel appear on an exotic, perfumed finish laced with veins if dark red and blue fruits. (AG)
Phenomenal aromas of raspberries, flowers and stones. Full body, round tannins and a long, long finish. Tangy dark fruits. Citrus. Some lemon stem.
Firm and dense, yet graceful, with moderately rich dark berry, spice, crushed rock and dried herb notes. Ends with drying herbal and floral flavors, with a strong push of currant and dark berry fruit. Drink now through 2025. (JL)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The medium-bodied 2010 Matriarch displays lots of blueberry and black currant fruit intermixed with hints of white chocolate, espresso, spice and background oak. Opulent and lush with sweet, well-integrated tannins, this 2010 can be drunk now and over the next 10-15 years. (RP)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good deep ruby. Sappy aromas of black raspberry, mocha, coffee and licorice, plus a suggestion of roasted oak. Sweet, fine-grained and quite ripe, with expressive flavors of currant, tobacco and vanillin oak. A tad less sweet on the finish than the Maiden wine from Harlan. (ST)