1999 Bond - Melbury 750ml

USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley/ Red / Proprietary Blend
1999 Bond - Melbury
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($150; 100% cabernet sauvignon, from a vineyard near Lake Hennessey, across from Bryant Family Vineyard) Red-ruby. Superripe aromas of black plum, truffle and game, with an herbal complexity. Sweet and concentrated but tightly wound, with lovely harmonious acidity giving the rather imploded roast plum and hot rock flavors a juicy quality. Finishes with very suave tannins.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 108

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Score: 93
Author: ChrisMus
Trust Rating: 91
Tasted On: 02/25/2013
What a big, beautiful wine!! Lush and fruity on the palate. Still had some tannins that would benefit from some more time laying down. Drank this over the course of the night and it only got better with time!!! Drink now or leave it be for a few more years.

About This Producer


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 blend called The Matriarch. Levy's goal is for each wine to take on the unique expression of its vineyard site and Bill Harlan's ultimate plan is to produce wines from a total of 6 unique vineyards. The wines are known for their lush, deeply concentrated flavors, and their elegance and finesse, which Bill and Robert feel define them as the "Grand Crus" of Napa. Fewer than 1,500 cases of the Matriarch, and between 400 and 700 cases of the vineyard designates are produced annually.

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