Bond Melbury 2016

14.5% | 75cl

RM 3,182

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Tasting Notes:

  • Deep garnet-purple colored, the 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.
  • SOIL: Ancient sedimentary soil with compressed clay. Eastern and Southeastern Exposure.

Description

Bond Melbury 2016

Bond Melbury 2016 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.

Founded by the visionary Californian vintner Bill Harlan, BOND Estates produced its very first vintage in 1997. Three years later, a winery was constructed and dedicated to this line of unique Napa Valley wines. The BOND portfolio has come to include five distinctive wines: five single-vineyard, single-variety Cabernet Sauvignon cuvees, offering genuine expressions of their celebrated terroirs of origin. The Quella by BOND is a red wine made 100% with Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, which are harvested from the 9-acre Quella vineyard. Planted in 1991, the southwest-facing vines of Quella enjoy an ideallic location on a riverbed, stretching their roots deep into a soil composed of cobble, rocks and tufa (pockets of volcanic ash). This plot is situated on a hillside, between 433 and 595 feet above sea level. The Quella vineyard produces the lowest yield of the BOND properties, resulting in wines with fantastic structure and a signature salinity.

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.

Our enduring vision at BOND is to create a portfolio of wines that are diverse in their geographic representation and Grand Cru in quality, all under the umbrella of one philosophy, one team, one mark. Sourced from select hillside estates, the Cabernet Sauvignon-based wines of BOND vividly demonstrate the range of Napa Valleys finest terroirs. From the more than sixty vineyards we have worked with over the past quarter century we have slowly and vigilantly selected five sites. BOND became our covenant and shared commitment to produce only the best expression of the land.

 

Additional information
Alcohol %

14.5%

Brand

Country

USA

Region

Napa Valley

Volume

75cl