Bond

About Bond

BOND represents the vision of Napa Valley legend Bill Harlan – a name the sight of which will light up the faces of all Californian connoisseurs. Harlan Estate is widely considered to be the “Napa First Growth” - indeed, this is partly self-styled as Bill Harlan coined the phrase when founding the property – yet it is an epithet that is thoroughly deserved. This project, named after Harlan’s maternal surname, is an extension of the immense talent on display at the larger, more well-known Harlan, with its own unique BOND identity.

 

Since its creation in 1997, these wines have come to compete with Harlan Estate itself, as well as rival cult labels such as Screaming Eagle and Scarecrow at the very pinnacle of what Napa does best – ferociously sought after, micro-production wine of awe-inspiring power and fruit.

 

Viniculture

Having well and truly established himself as one of the leading vignerons of the New World with the eponymous Harlan Estate in Oakville, Bill Harlan started assembling a team of top wine-growers and wine-makers to embark on a new venture. If it is reasonable to assert that Harlan Estate is an attempt to emulate the great properties of Bordeaux (in certain aspects) through the production of a single “estate” wine, BOND is the formidable vinous visionary’s quest to take his endeavours on a decidedly Burgundian path.

 

BOND remains definitively Bordeaux in its varietal composition, but the cuvées crafted at this glorious property are from the finest vineyard plots Harlan could select – in essence, these are Napa Valley “Grands Crus”. The search for suitable parcels took many years, and whilst BOND debuted in 1999with releases from the Melbury and Vecina estates, the Quella vineyard cuvée - situated on a dramatically steep slope at an elevation of 600 feet - did not produce its first wine until 2006. 

 

BOND is an unrelentingly terroir-driven project. To date, the demanding Bill Harlan has deemed a mere five parcels worthy of selection, out of the more than 80 vineyards they have worked with over 25 years. Whilst Harlan does not work with anything other than exceptional vineyards, these five most vividly demonstrate the range of Napa Valley's finest terroirs.  The five minuscule hillside plots, ranging from seven to eleven hectares, are therefore all remarkably different. In a rather satisfying play on words (and cosmic coincidence), Bill Harlan states that the “BOND” between the cuvées is the driven desire to express as purely and honestly the vineyards’ terroir. 

 

Similarly to Harlan Estate, BOND was sold initially through an old fashioned mailing list. What every merchant and collector would do to have had the foresight to sign up to that when they had the opportunity! The difference with BOND is that the original list was even more exclusive due to the vastly smaller level of production. 

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21 Products

Prices: In Bond Inc. VAT
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Bond Melbury 2008 (3x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,806.47
2008

Bond Melbury 2008 (3x150cl)
Delivery to Storage from 28 Nov 2021

California 3x150cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £1,806.47
Bond Melbury 2013 (3x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,537.27
2013

Bond Melbury 2013 (3x150cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

The brilliant 2013 Melbury ratchets up the level of extract, with an opaque purple color, dense blueberry liqueur-like notes along with white flowers, licorice, and camphor followed by a full-bodied, incredibly seamless, concentrated, multidimensional wine. With its amazing depth and richness, while accessible now, it probably won’t hit its stride for another 5-7 years and last 30-35.
Delivery to Storage from 28 Nov 2021

California 3x150cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,537.27
Bond Melbury 2013 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,839.67
2013

Bond Melbury 2013 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

The brilliant 2013 Melbury ratchets up the level of extract, with an opaque purple color, dense blueberry liqueur-like notes along with white flowers, licorice, and camphor followed by a full-bodied, incredibly seamless, concentrated, multidimensional wine. With its amazing depth and richness, while accessible now, it probably won’t hit its stride for another 5-7 years and last 30-35.
Delivery to Storage from 28 Nov 2021

California 6x75cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,839.67
Bond Pluribus 2010 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £3,278.87
2010

Bond Pluribus 2010 (6x75cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (98)

Graphite, smoke, savory herbs, tobacco and licorice all meld together in a huge, powerful, structured wine. Layers of fruit cover every inch of the palate in a dark, brooding wine endowed with serious intensity. Today, the 2010 is absolutely striking in its beauty. Always a big, tannic wine, the 2010 Pluribus is one of the most elegant and refined Cabernet Sauvignons I have ever tasted from this site. The intensely savory, mineral notes typical of the wine are there, but the 2010 also has a level of purity in its fruit that is striking. This is a stunning wine from BOND.
Delivery to Storage from 28 Nov 2021

California 6x75cl 1 98 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £3,278.87
Bond Pluribus 2011 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,368.83
2011

Bond Pluribus 2011 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (95)

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.
Delivery to Storage from 28 Nov 2021

California 3x75cl 1 95 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,368.83
Bond Pluribus 2014 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,263.67
2014

Bond Pluribus 2014 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97+)

Very deep purple-black colored, the 2014 Pluribus offers up notions of crushed black plums, black currant cordial and pencil shavings over a meaty core of chargrill and beef drippings plus hints of Chinese five spice and underbrush. Full-bodied and firmly framed with chewy tannins and a lively backbone, it features plenty of earthy and savory layers, finishing long and minerally.
Delivery to Storage from 28 Nov 2021

California 6x75cl 1 97+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,263.67
Bond Quella 2008 (3x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,812.47
2008

Bond Quella 2008 (3x150cl)
Delivery to Storage from 28 Nov 2021

California 3x150cl 3 - Inc. VAT: £1,812.47
Bond Quella 2011 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,368.83
2011

Bond Quella 2011 (3x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 28 Nov 2021

California 3x75cl 2 - Inc. VAT: £1,368.83
Bond Quella 2012 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,776.07
2012

Bond Quella 2012 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

The 2012 Quella (from a steep 9-acre vineyard in the eastern Vaca hillsides) has an opaque purple color, a gorgeous nose of white flowers, sweet blackberry and cassis fruit, and a touch of vanilla and graphite. Full-bodied, like its siblings, with great fruit extract, terrific purity and richness, and high but velvety tannins, this wine should also benefit from another 3-5 years of cellaring and keep for 30+ years.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Dec 2021

California 6x75cl 2 98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,776.07
Bond Quella 2013 (3x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,344.07
2013

Bond Quella 2013 (3x150cl)

James Suckling (97)

Lots of black pepper and dark fruits with plums on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, tannic and powerful. So muscular. Flexing. Form and chewiness throughout. This will need five years of bottle age on release before trying.
Delivery to Storage from 28 Nov 2021

California 3x150cl 2 97 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,344.07
Bond Quella 2015 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £3,397.67
2015

Bond Quella 2015 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

Bottled in early 2018, the deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Quella gives aromas of blackcurrants, black cherries and mulberries with touches of tobacco, new leather, iron ore and truffles plus a hint of tree back. The palate is full-bodied, muscular and laden with earth and mineral layers, finishing with persistent savory notes.
Delivery to Storage from 28 Nov 2021

California 6x75cl 2 97 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £3,397.67
Bond Quella 2017 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,368.83
2017

Bond Quella 2017 (3x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 5 Mar 2022

California 3x75cl 5 - Inc. VAT: £1,368.83
Bond St. Eden 2012 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,776.07
2012

Bond St. Eden 2012 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

From an 11-acre vineyard just north of the Oakville corridor, the 2012 St. Eden shows gorgeous, cedary Christmas fruitcake notes, black cherry and blackcurrant fruit, spice box, earth, and almost first growth Pauillac-like cassis and lead pencil shavings. Deep, full-bodied, and fabulously concentrated, this stunner flirts with perfection. Slightly more evolved than the Quella or Melbury, this wine may be the most drinkable out of the gate of all the Bond offerings in 2012. It should continue to evolve for at least 30+ years.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Dec 2021

California 6x75cl 2 98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,776.07
Bond St. Eden 2013 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £3,496.07
2013

Bond St. Eden 2013 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (99)

The 2013 St. Eden is absolutely mind-blowing, with notes of blackcurrant liqueur and licorice as well as hints of Asian soy and lead pencil. Wonderful fruit that hits the palate with a cascade of glycerin, silky but noticeable tannins, and a big, earthy, rich, full-throttle, majestic finish of close to a minute add to this wine’s compelling personality. It should drink well for at least 30-40 years.
Delivery to Storage from 24 Oct 2021

California 6x75cl 4 99 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £3,496.07
Bond St. Eden 2015 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £3,100.07
2015

Bond St. Eden 2015 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (99)

Bottled in early 2018, the deep garnet-purple colored 2015 St. Eden springs from the glass with exuberant blueberry pie, potpourri and spice cake scents followed by a black raspberry, cassis and preserved plums core plus a touch of wild sage. Full-bodied, plush and decadently fruited, it completely packs the palate with layer upon layer of black fruit preserves, finishing very long with those spices coming through.
Delivery to Storage from 28 Nov 2021

California 6x75cl 1 99 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £3,100.07
Bond St. Eden 2017 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,368.83
2017

Bond St. Eden 2017 (3x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 5 Mar 2022

California 3x75cl 6 - Inc. VAT: £1,368.83
Bond Vecina 2007 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £3,436.07
2007

Bond Vecina 2007 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 31 Dec 2021

California 6x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £3,436.07
Bond Vecina 2009 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £3,220.07
2009

Bond Vecina 2009 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98+)

BOND’s 2009 Proprietary Blend Vecina, from Vine Hill Ranch, is fascinating to taste after the St. Eden. While the St. Eden is round and sensual, the Vecina is all about linear power and structure. Endowed with tremendous length and persistence, the Vecina presents endless layers of dark fruit and expressive aromatics supported by considerable tension and energy. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2034.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Dec 2021

California 6x75cl 1 98+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £3,220.07
Bond Vecina 2012 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £3,044.87
2012

Bond Vecina 2012 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

From an 11-acre vineyard sitting near Bond’s winery and the Harlan estate, the 2012 Vecina Proprietary Red is the perfect Napa version of a hypothetical blend of a La Mission Haut-Brion and Mouton-Rothschild. This is riveting Cabernet Sauvignon with great intensity, a killer fragrance of burning embers, charcoal, gravel, blackberry, cassis and earth. Fabulously intense and full-bodied, with majestic flavor intensity, a skyscraper-like mouthfeel, incredible purity and length, and supple tannins, this magnificent wine comes closest to the great Harlan Estate itself. Drink it over the next 35 years.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Dec 2021

California 6x75cl 4 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £3,044.87
Bond Vecina 2015 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,905.67
2015

Bond Vecina 2015 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98+)

Bottled in early 2018, the 2015 Vecina is deep garnet-purple in color, with baked blackberries, black cherries and blackcurrant cordial aromas that leap from the glass with nuances of roses, pencil lead, menthol and mocha. The palate is full-bodied, very fine and incredibly seductive with a solid frame supporting the generous layers, finishing long and exotic.
Delivery to Storage from 13 Nov 2021

California 6x75cl 1 98+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,905.67
Bond Vecina 2017 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,370.03
2017

Bond Vecina 2017 (3x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 5 Mar 2022

California 3x75cl 4 - Inc. VAT: £1,370.03
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Bond Melbury 2008 (3x150cl)
In Bond: £1,492.00
2008

Bond Melbury 2008 (3x150cl)
Delivery to Storage from 28 Nov 2021

California 3x150cl 1 - In Bond: £1,492.00
Bond Melbury 2013 (3x150cl)
In Bond: £2,101.00
2013

Bond Melbury 2013 (3x150cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

The brilliant 2013 Melbury ratchets up the level of extract, with an opaque purple color, dense blueberry liqueur-like notes along with white flowers, licorice, and camphor followed by a full-bodied, incredibly seamless, concentrated, multidimensional wine. With its amazing depth and richness, while accessible now, it probably won’t hit its stride for another 5-7 years and last 30-35.
Delivery to Storage from 28 Nov 2021

California 3x150cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,101.00
Bond Melbury 2013 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £2,353.00
2013

Bond Melbury 2013 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

The brilliant 2013 Melbury ratchets up the level of extract, with an opaque purple color, dense blueberry liqueur-like notes along with white flowers, licorice, and camphor followed by a full-bodied, incredibly seamless, concentrated, multidimensional wine. With its amazing depth and richness, while accessible now, it probably won’t hit its stride for another 5-7 years and last 30-35.
Delivery to Storage from 28 Nov 2021

California 6x75cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,353.00
Bond Pluribus 2010 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £2,719.00
2010

Bond Pluribus 2010 (6x75cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (98)

Graphite, smoke, savory herbs, tobacco and licorice all meld together in a huge, powerful, structured wine. Layers of fruit cover every inch of the palate in a dark, brooding wine endowed with serious intensity. Today, the 2010 is absolutely striking in its beauty. Always a big, tannic wine, the 2010 Pluribus is one of the most elegant and refined Cabernet Sauvignons I have ever tasted from this site. The intensely savory, mineral notes typical of the wine are there, but the 2010 also has a level of purity in its fruit that is striking. This is a stunning wine from BOND.
Delivery to Storage from 28 Nov 2021

California 6x75cl 1 98 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,719.00
Bond Pluribus 2011 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £1,134.00
2011

Bond Pluribus 2011 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (95)

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.
Delivery to Storage from 28 Nov 2021

California 3x75cl 1 95 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,134.00
Bond Pluribus 2014 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,873.00
2014

Bond Pluribus 2014 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97+)

Very deep purple-black colored, the 2014 Pluribus offers up notions of crushed black plums, black currant cordial and pencil shavings over a meaty core of chargrill and beef drippings plus hints of Chinese five spice and underbrush. Full-bodied and firmly framed with chewy tannins and a lively backbone, it features plenty of earthy and savory layers, finishing long and minerally.
Delivery to Storage from 28 Nov 2021

California 6x75cl 1 97+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,873.00
Bond Quella 2008 (3x150cl)
In Bond: £1,497.00
2008

Bond Quella 2008 (3x150cl)
Delivery to Storage from 28 Nov 2021

California 3x150cl 3 - In Bond: £1,497.00
Bond Quella 2011 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £1,134.00
2011

Bond Quella 2011 (3x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 28 Nov 2021

California 3x75cl 2 - In Bond: £1,134.00
Bond Quella 2012 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £2,300.00
2012

Bond Quella 2012 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

The 2012 Quella (from a steep 9-acre vineyard in the eastern Vaca hillsides) has an opaque purple color, a gorgeous nose of white flowers, sweet blackberry and cassis fruit, and a touch of vanilla and graphite. Full-bodied, like its siblings, with great fruit extract, terrific purity and richness, and high but velvety tannins, this wine should also benefit from another 3-5 years of cellaring and keep for 30+ years.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Dec 2021

California 6x75cl 2 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,300.00
Bond Quella 2013 (3x150cl)
In Bond: £1,940.00
2013

Bond Quella 2013 (3x150cl)

James Suckling (97)

Lots of black pepper and dark fruits with plums on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, tannic and powerful. So muscular. Flexing. Form and chewiness throughout. This will need five years of bottle age on release before trying.
Delivery to Storage from 28 Nov 2021

California 3x150cl 2 97 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,940.00
Bond Quella 2015 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £2,818.00
2015

Bond Quella 2015 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

Bottled in early 2018, the deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Quella gives aromas of blackcurrants, black cherries and mulberries with touches of tobacco, new leather, iron ore and truffles plus a hint of tree back. The palate is full-bodied, muscular and laden with earth and mineral layers, finishing with persistent savory notes.
Delivery to Storage from 28 Nov 2021

California 6x75cl 2 97 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,818.00
Bond Quella 2017 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £1,134.00
2017

Bond Quella 2017 (3x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 5 Mar 2022

California 3x75cl 5 - In Bond: £1,134.00
Bond St. Eden 2012 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £2,300.00
2012

Bond St. Eden 2012 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

From an 11-acre vineyard just north of the Oakville corridor, the 2012 St. Eden shows gorgeous, cedary Christmas fruitcake notes, black cherry and blackcurrant fruit, spice box, earth, and almost first growth Pauillac-like cassis and lead pencil shavings. Deep, full-bodied, and fabulously concentrated, this stunner flirts with perfection. Slightly more evolved than the Quella or Melbury, this wine may be the most drinkable out of the gate of all the Bond offerings in 2012. It should continue to evolve for at least 30+ years.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Dec 2021

California 6x75cl 2 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,300.00
Bond St. Eden 2013 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £2,900.00
2013

Bond St. Eden 2013 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (99)

The 2013 St. Eden is absolutely mind-blowing, with notes of blackcurrant liqueur and licorice as well as hints of Asian soy and lead pencil. Wonderful fruit that hits the palate with a cascade of glycerin, silky but noticeable tannins, and a big, earthy, rich, full-throttle, majestic finish of close to a minute add to this wine’s compelling personality. It should drink well for at least 30-40 years.
Delivery to Storage from 24 Oct 2021

California 6x75cl 4 99 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,900.00
Bond St. Eden 2015 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £2,570.00
2015

Bond St. Eden 2015 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (99)

Bottled in early 2018, the deep garnet-purple colored 2015 St. Eden springs from the glass with exuberant blueberry pie, potpourri and spice cake scents followed by a black raspberry, cassis and preserved plums core plus a touch of wild sage. Full-bodied, plush and decadently fruited, it completely packs the palate with layer upon layer of black fruit preserves, finishing very long with those spices coming through.
Delivery to Storage from 28 Nov 2021

California 6x75cl 1 99 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,570.00
Bond St. Eden 2017 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £1,134.00
2017

Bond St. Eden 2017 (3x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 5 Mar 2022

California 3x75cl 6 - In Bond: £1,134.00
Bond Vecina 2007 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £2,850.00
2007

Bond Vecina 2007 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 31 Dec 2021

California 6x75cl 1 - In Bond: £2,850.00
Bond Vecina 2009 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £2,670.00
2009

Bond Vecina 2009 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98+)

BOND’s 2009 Proprietary Blend Vecina, from Vine Hill Ranch, is fascinating to taste after the St. Eden. While the St. Eden is round and sensual, the Vecina is all about linear power and structure. Endowed with tremendous length and persistence, the Vecina presents endless layers of dark fruit and expressive aromatics supported by considerable tension and energy. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2034.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Dec 2021

California 6x75cl 1 98+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,670.00
Bond Vecina 2012 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £2,524.00
2012

Bond Vecina 2012 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

From an 11-acre vineyard sitting near Bond’s winery and the Harlan estate, the 2012 Vecina Proprietary Red is the perfect Napa version of a hypothetical blend of a La Mission Haut-Brion and Mouton-Rothschild. This is riveting Cabernet Sauvignon with great intensity, a killer fragrance of burning embers, charcoal, gravel, blackberry, cassis and earth. Fabulously intense and full-bodied, with majestic flavor intensity, a skyscraper-like mouthfeel, incredible purity and length, and supple tannins, this magnificent wine comes closest to the great Harlan Estate itself. Drink it over the next 35 years.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Dec 2021

California 6x75cl 4 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,524.00
Bond Vecina 2015 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £2,408.00
2015

Bond Vecina 2015 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98+)

Bottled in early 2018, the 2015 Vecina is deep garnet-purple in color, with baked blackberries, black cherries and blackcurrant cordial aromas that leap from the glass with nuances of roses, pencil lead, menthol and mocha. The palate is full-bodied, very fine and incredibly seductive with a solid frame supporting the generous layers, finishing long and exotic.
Delivery to Storage from 13 Nov 2021

California 6x75cl 1 98+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,408.00
Bond Vecina 2017 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £1,135.00
2017

Bond Vecina 2017 (3x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 5 Mar 2022

California 3x75cl 4 - In Bond: £1,135.00

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