2011 Bond "Pluribus" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend
This shows great depth and length. Full-bodied and rich, with hazelnut, terracotta and berry character. Wonderful texture and length. Needs time to soften but already a joy to taste. Try in 2016.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Displaying plenty of blueberry and black raspberry fruit, the soft, luscious 2011 Proprietary Red Blend Pluribus has more depth and concentration than it did from barrel. Full-bodied, opulent and complex, this beauty should drink nicely for 15-20 years. (RP)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Saturated ruby. Reticent but pure nose hints at dark berries, violet, minerals and black pepper. Large-scaled, round, deep and sweet but with excellent juicy lift and definition; the most layered of these 2011s today. Most impressive on the horizontal, perfumed back end, which features a fine dusting of tannins, a piquant herbal note and a whiplash of dark fruits. A great showing today and one of the standouts of its vintage. (ST)
Floral, lifted and precise, the 2011 Pluribus stands out for its magnificent balance, showing what was possible in this often unfairly maligned vintage. The 2011 is not a huge Cabernet but rather a wine that impresses for its nuance, finely cut fruit and fabulous sense of proportion. Hints of dark red cherry, plum, mint and wild flowers are laced into the expressive finish. What a pleasant surprise the 2011 Pluribus has turned out to be. 94+ points. (AG)
Presents a wide range of dense, taut, rich flavors, extending from ripe plum and black cherry to dill, cedar, blackberry and olive. Ends with a pleasant chewiness. Drink now through 2023. (JL)