Bond

Melbury Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend

9.427 ratings
9.211 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Red Bordeaux Blend
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9.4

Bright, dark ruby-red. Very suave scents of dark berries, black cherry, spices and licorice. There's a lovely density and silkiness of texture here but also surprisingly powerful, penetrating acidity and a firm tannic spine. This wine seemed rather delicate in the early going but today its very long, mounting finish conveys an impression of power, with its tongue-staining tannins coming across as a bit grittier than those of the supernal 2010 and thus giving the wine a spikier impression of structure. This very young wine should be long-lived. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, July 2019)

Bright, dark ruby-red. Very suave scents of dark berries, black cherry, spices and licorice. There's a lovely density and silkiness of texture here but also surprisingly powerful, penetrating acidity and a firm tannic spine. This wine seemed rather delicate in the early going but today its very long, mounting finish conveys an impression of power, with its tongue-staining tannins coming across as a bit grittier than those of the supernal 2010 and thus giving the wine a spikier impression of structure. This very young wine should be long-lived. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, July 2019)

Aug 29th, 2019
Charlie Beatty

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9.5

Awesome finish at #Capitalgrille in Cherry Hill NJ after a Great Eagles Win over Minnesota! Two awesome accomplishments! 2009 Melbury from the Great Bond Winery. Tried this young and yes needed a lot of time. NOW it is full rich with soft tannins and ready to go! Bright red fruits, supple, and a Beauty to consume. Awesome Day and Night! A solid 95+ in my book CB #Eagles !

Awesome finish at #Capitalgrille in Cherry Hill NJ after a Great Eagles Win over Minnesota! Two awesome accomplishments! 2009 Melbury from the Great Bond Winery. Tried this young and yes needed a lot of time. NOW it is full rich with soft tannins and ready to go! Bright red fruits, supple, and a Beauty to consume. Awesome Day and Night! A solid 95+ in my book CB #Eagles !

Oct 24th, 2016
leon egozi

2009 Napa cab retrospective

2009 Napa cab retrospective

Mar 10th, 2019
Howard Greenfield

2009 Napa Retro

2009 Napa Retro

Mar 10th, 2019
ADAM STROMFELD

Blockbuster big bright blue and red fruits. This is a meal in itself. Even after letting it breathe for an hour it was still tight. Definitely needs more time in the bottle

Blockbuster big bright blue and red fruits. This is a meal in itself. Even after letting it breathe for an hour it was still tight. Definitely needs more time in the bottle

May 24th, 2016
William Goldsmith

Insane

Apr 16th, 2014
Jon Simpson

Best ever!!

Best ever!!

Mar 19th, 2014
Bob Willingham

The BEST wine I have ever tasted!!!! From my dear cousins CJ and Nancy to celebrate my new job!.

The BEST wine I have ever tasted!!!! From my dear cousins CJ and Nancy to celebrate my new job!.

Mar 19th, 2014
David Kwinter

Super young, extremely balanced and bold. Can't wait until it grows up!

Super young, extremely balanced and bold. Can't wait until it grows up!

Dec 18th, 2013
Bob Bath

Master Sommelier & Educator CIA Greystone

9.2

Bob had this 2 years ago

Bob had this 2 years ago

Jan 27th, 2018