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2008 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
90
WA 91-93
WS 93
IWC 93
Drink Dates
WA: 2013-2023 WS: 2013-2024
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IWC 93
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 156

Good deep red. Dark raspberry, redcurrant, licorice, tobacco and minerals on the nose. Juicy, bright and supple, with a distinctly airy texture and lovely inner-mouth verve. Not especially large-scaled but pliant, classy and light on its feet. Aromatic and claret-like wine, with firm but ripe tannins and noteworthy length.

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WA 91-93
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 198
Drink Dates 2013-2023

The 2008 Melbury flows across the palate with layers of dark sensual fruit, spices, licorice, leather and tobacco. Clean veins of minerality frame the fruit beautifully through to the finish. Floral notes add an element of brightness on the close.

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WS 93
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2013-2024

Very rich and refined, chunky and tannic, this full-bodied red offers a pretty core of ripe wild berry and black cherry flavors, with cedar, tobacco, sage and dried currant notes, firming and turning chewy.

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Author Johnnymd
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.638%
Tasted On 09/28/2014
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Author Jeffrey M989
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.496%
Tasted On 01/12/2013

Nice structure and mouthfeel, a bit more vegetal flavor than I prefer

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