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2005 Bond - Melbury Proprietary Blend - USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley - Red

USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley

Red Proprietary Blend
Producer Notes

In his ongoing quest to produce world class wine in the tradition of 1st Growth Bordeaux, Bill Harlan - of Harlan Estate fame - started Bond to create single vineyard wines from sources meeting his high growing standards. Winemaker Robert Levy produces five vineyard designate wines: Melbury, St. Eden, Vecina, Pluribus and Quella, as well as a... More »

Score
94
WA 94
WS 90
IWC 93
Drink Dates
WA: 2011-2026 WS: 2011-2017
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IWC 93
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 138

($275) Very sexy nose combines black raspberry, graphite, melted tar and smoke, plus a whiff of sweet butter. Lush, fleshy and sweet, with perfectly integrated, ripe acidity framing and lifting the middle palate. As bright as this is, the 2005 vintage has also brought uncommon breadth and sweetness.

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WA 94
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 180
Drink Dates 2011-2026

The 2005 Melbury offers lovely aromas of cedar, creme de cassis, licorice, and smoked/roasted herbs as well as good underlying acidity, full-bodied power, and stunning concentration, but also unmistakable elegance and harmony. While these are all big wines, there is an attractive European tannic profile to the 2005 Melbury.

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WS 90
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2011-2017

Well-centered, showing ripe, spicy plum, black cherry and currant flavors, with firm, integrated tannins and good length, tightening up on the finish.

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Author marv
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.859%
Tasted On 06/25/2014

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Author Johnnymd
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.602%
Tasted On 12/21/2013

Still young and muscular. Great fruit and intensity but lacks complexity of flavor profile.

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Author winefolio
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 80.523%
Tasted On 03/05/2009
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