2016 Bond Pluribus Napa Valley USA
"Pluribus vineyard is situated on Spring Mountain, producing a sometimes broody wine in its youth with tons of latent power and energy waiting to erupt. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Pluribus is a little closed and youthfully mute to begin, slowly unfurling to offer glimpses at baked plums, crushed blackcurrants, boysenberries and redcurrant jelly plus suggestions of charcoal, black olives, Sichuan pepper and bay leaves with a waft of pain grille. Full-bodied, it has a rock-solid frame of very firm, ripe, grainy tannins and bold freshness supporting the muscular black fruit and savory accents, finishing with phenomenal length and loads of earthy layers."
99 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Dark and juicy, yet youthfully compact, with a balled-up core of steeped fig and blackberry paste flavors that uncurls slowly in the glass, while tobacco, roasted alder and smoldering charcoal notes weave throughout. The long finish shows power and refinement. Best from 2022 through 2040."
96 Points Wine Spectator