Bond

Melbury Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend

9.440 ratings
9.27 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.4

@Benjamin Keator had his hosting at the CC tonight and it was absolutely incredible. What a night of gorgeous wines! All wines are guessed blind.

5 reds tonight. 5 Bonds. Insane. I’m not going to try and evaluate each one as if they were crazy different because honestly, I found it fairly easy to determine all were from the same producer. That being said, I guessed all 5 reds were from the same producer and waffled between a horizontal or vertical...I ultimately chose vertical (which was wrong). I guessed all were Napa cabs. To me, this tastes the oldest, so I guessed this was an ‘09 (beginning of a 5 yr vertical). Lots of dusty red and black fruit. This was the most mellow.

@Benjamin Keator had his hosting at the CC tonight and it was absolutely incredible. What a night of gorgeous wines! All wines are guessed blind.

5 reds tonight. 5 Bonds. Insane. I’m not going to try and evaluate each one as if they were crazy different because honestly, I found it fairly easy to determine all were from the same producer. That being said, I guessed all 5 reds were from the same producer and waffled between a horizontal or vertical...I ultimately chose vertical (which was wrong). I guessed all were Napa cabs. To me, this tastes the oldest, so I guessed this was an ‘09 (beginning of a 5 yr vertical). Lots of dusty red and black fruit. This was the most mellow.

Nov 3rd, 2018
Nathaniel DiMaggio

Solid bottle of California Cab. Absolutely not worth the price of admission.

Solid bottle of California Cab. Absolutely not worth the price of admission.

3 people found it helpfulJul 31st, 2014
Adam Nelson

First time tasting and it was great but for the money I can find just as good

First time tasting and it was great but for the money I can find just as good

Apr 18th, 2017
Brenda Terzich-Garland

A dark blackberry color. The nose is full with currants and cassis with earthy, cedar and coffee aromas. Tastes of red fruit, cedar and coffee with a spice, coffee and chocolate finish . A night before Mother’s day and day after son’s 16th b-day celebration.

A dark blackberry color. The nose is full with currants and cassis with earthy, cedar and coffee aromas. Tastes of red fruit, cedar and coffee with a spice, coffee and chocolate finish . A night before Mother’s day and day after son’s 16th b-day celebration.

May 12th, 2019
Tom Garland

Decanted 1 hour(decent chunky sediment). An irresistible dark inky/red color after all these years. Pritchard hill wine, Napa. On the nose: herbs, oak, cassis, earthy. Taste: red fruit, cassis, meaty, cedar, coffee.....some alcohol not fully integrated, slight bitter but smooth tannin at the end....decent long finish

Decanted 1 hour(decent chunky sediment). An irresistible dark inky/red color after all these years. Pritchard hill wine, Napa. On the nose: herbs, oak, cassis, earthy. Taste: red fruit, cassis, meaty, cedar, coffee.....some alcohol not fully integrated, slight bitter but smooth tannin at the end....decent long finish

May 12th, 2019
Anna Sangiacomo

Dusty black fruits with firm chewy tannins.

Dusty black fruits with firm chewy tannins.

Jul 7th, 2018
Erika Birg

It still needs time to open up, but it is lovely. Could last years.

It still needs time to open up, but it is lovely. Could last years.

Oct 7th, 2015
Mr. Winecountry

Loved this but it was huge. Cassis. Dark chocolate. Pepper. Leather. Damn good but I drank it to young.

Loved this but it was huge. Cassis. Dark chocolate. Pepper. Leather. Damn good but I drank it to young.

Mar 11th, 2015
Ari Kleinman

Blueberry

Blueberry

May 13th, 2014
Troy Givens

This was wonderful with a burger!

This was wonderful with a burger!

May 12th, 2014