Bond Melbury 2014

Bond Melbury 2014
$619.95

SKU 3827

750ml

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MELBURY originates from a spectacular property on the slopes north of Lake Hennessey, in the hills east of Rutherford. The name Melbury is in homage to an historic area in London, where the estate owners reside much of the year. Since its debut with the 1999 vintage, the consistent hallmarks of Melbury have been plush red fruits (currants, bing cherries), redolent with spice and the scent of violets. Elegance and a supple texture define the structure of this wine. The particular exposition of this rocky 7-acre hillside vineyard is southerly overlooking Lake Hennessey, allowing the vines to capture the morning sun yet moderating afternoon temperatures.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Brand Bond
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Wine AdvocateDeep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Melbury is profoundly scented of crushed plums, black cherries and cassis with hints of dark chocolate, black pepper, black soil and licorice plus a hint of iron ore. Full-bodied, rich and earthy in the mouth, it has a lovely fine-grained but firm backbone with plenty of freshness, finishing long and peppery.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, October 31, 2017
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Wine SpectatorMassive and rich, yet balanced and refined, with a sense of elegance and refinement that is worth experiencing, as the charm and grace of this powerful wine is noteworthy. Best from 2020 through 2030. 448 cases made.

James Laube, 2018