Red

2012 Bond Melbury

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • JonnyG Likes this wine: 92 points

    February 5, 2020 - Sweet plum and fig notes along with fine grained tannins, but lacked energy and elegance overall.

  • jswine15 Likes this wine: 93 points

    January 11, 2020 - Very well balanced, but not as full and rich as I expected. Maybe still too young?

  • MC2 Wines Likes this wine:

    January 10, 2020 - Another Year, Another Napa (aka Winter in Wineland IV); 1/5/2020-1/11/2020 (Napa/Sonoma California): I can see why they start the tasting with this wine and not just because it was the first vineyard in the portfolio. This is a wine that is always just a bit more friendly than it's compatriots. Open for business. Soft and plush, red fruits, very fresh, great structure, very approachable. It's a nice wine. If I was going to drink one of these young, would always pick this one.

  • rickwunderwood Likes this wine: 98 points

    February 3, 2019 - The 2012 Melbury is in a perfect spot today. Radiant and succulent to the core, the 2012 captures the essence of the vintage in its racy, succulent personality. The 2012 is not a huge wine, but it is quite open and accessible. Overall, though, the 2012 lacks the pop and sheer energy of the finest vintages.

  • Eric Guido Likes this wine: 94 points

    May 31, 2016 - This displayed a vibrant and alluring bouquet of bright red fruits, along with blueberry, sweet spice, dusty soil and dried floral tones. It showed intense and concentrated red fruit on the palate, yet its velvety and dense textures supported it all effortlessly, as tart cherry and spice seemed to saturate the senses. The finish was long on lingering fruit yet not tiring at all. The ‘12 Melbury was a real treat and so easy to like.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    BOND: A Complete Retrospective (Nov 2017), 11/1/2017 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    A Bond Extravaganza (Jun 2017), 6/17/2017 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    2013 Napa Valley: Once Upon a Time in America… (Oct 2015), 10/1/2015 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    New Releases from Napa Valley: 2012 and 2013 (Dec 2014), 10/14/2014 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2014, IWC Issue #174 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Bond
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Melbury
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 10 (1%)
  • In Cellars 807 (85%)
  • Consumed 138 (14%)

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