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2001 Bond Estates, Matriarch

2001 Bond Estates
Matriarch ($$$$$)
Tasted: 7/3/2016

Grape Varieties:  Proprietary red blend.
Region:  Napa Valley, USA

Tasting Notes:  Deep ruby color.  On the nose, there are expressive notes of red fruits, black fruits, cedar and licorice.  On the palate, notes of blackberry, raspberry and cassis, cedar and espresso. Round tannins and solid structure. Lengthy and deep finish. Drink now, but suitable for cellaring for another 3-5 years under proper conditions.

Pair With:  Steak and soft, rich cheeses.