2010 BOND Melbury

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 98 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 95 IWC
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend
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SKU: 73531-2010-750-3A

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    From a higher site in the Pritchard Hill area, the 2010 Melbury appears to be prodigious, but is currently extremely backward. My notes indicate it should be forgotten for 7-10 years. With coaxing, this structured 2010 offers up aromas of blueberry liqueur, black currants, charcoal and spring flowers. It possesses gorgeous purity and remarkable incremental richness, but it is quite brooding and backward. Everything it needs for a great future is present, but patience will definitely be required.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Vinous | Rating: 97

    Exotic, ripe and yet also quite structured, the 2010 Melbury is a picture-perfect example of a vintage that was mostly cool, until late season heat spikes pushed the fruit through to full ripeness. The aromatics are starting to show some signs of development, but the tannins need time to soften. This is an especially flamboyant edition of Melbury. Today, the 2010 is a stunner.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

    Good deep red-ruby. Subdued but very pure aromas of raspberry, currant and minerals. The suave middle palate boasts a noble texture and lovely subtle perfume that I did not find in the 2009 shortly after the bottling. Most impressive today on the mounting, expanding finish, which shows compelling sweetness and serious broad tannins. I'd lock this one away for at least another five or six years.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2013
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Offers a dense tannic backbone, making this a well-built, firm and structured infant that shows both depth and restraint, gaining richness and dimension on the finish.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 93

    From 375ml. Closed and awkward. Uncharacteristic profile for a wine im familiar with, although not from this vintage.
    Author: afikes
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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California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 212 bottles owned
  • 95 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 95 collectors)