Bond Melbury 2013
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
Power, depth and tannic clout - all signatures of this great Napa Valley vintage - come through in the 2013 Melbury. Bright acids and beams of tannin give the flavors striking vibrancy. Black cherry, plum, mocha, pine, sage and crushed rocks are some of the notes that flesh out in the glass, but above all else, the 2013 is a wine of structure and myriad shades of dimension. It is also, in my view, the most complete Melbury.
The brilliant 2013 Melbury ratchets up the level of extract, with an opaque purple color, dense blueberry liqueur-like notes along with white flowers, licorice, and camphor followed by a full-bodied, incredibly seamless, concentrated, multidimensional wine. With its amazing depth and richness, while accessible now, it probably won't hit its stride for another 5-7 years and last 30-35.
Chunky and chewy, with extracted, earth-laced currant and dark berry flavors accented with cedar, tobacco and underbrush notes. The dry, tannic profile leaves you hoping for more charm. Best from 2020 through 2030. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 425 cases made.