Red

2002 Bond Melbury

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 33

  • dkentaustin Likes this wine: 95 points

    July 19, 2020 - Beautiful herbs on the nose. Red currant, blackberry, cranberry and raspberry. Silky/velvety mouthfeel. Initially Light on the palate with sweet juicy taste, but some bold, vibrant notes. Definitely some heat still on it from the alcohol. Drink in beautiful, brisk weather for years to come.

  • BenBullock Likes this wine: 98 points

    June 24, 2020 - This is an outstanding wine. Give it at least an hour decant. Pure cab. Deep long finish. Plum, dark cherry, zero funk. This is as good as California cab gets.

  • Burgnick Likes this wine: 94 points

    June 6, 2020 - Decanted for 4 hours before serving, which is the right thing to do. Big dark currant, violets, cassis, vanilla oak, chocolate, and mint. So rich and powerful but also light on its feet at the same time. This is as good and precise as cult modern Napa gets. I don't think it is a 100 pointer (RP100) but it is very good. A long decant is a must. Could have used more than 4 hours.

  • Anonymous wrote: 99 points

    April 13, 2019 - Absolutely a stunner and still youthful! The 2002 Napa vintage was rated poorly by critics - but I have to say that all the 02's that I have been drinking lately indicate that the critics are dead wrong. 02 is an age worthy vintage. Drink or hold.... This wine is simply phenomenal.

  • rickwunderwood Likes this wine: 100 points

    February 3, 2019 - The 2002 Melbury is super-expressive stellar wine today. Rich, ample and inviting, the 2002 is endowed with soft contours, radiant, rich fruit and fabulous balance. Mocha, smoke, leather, red stone fruit and sweet spices build into the resonant, deeply satisfying finish. The 2002 is one of the more overtly ripe, forward wines in the first flight of this tasting.

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    BOND: A Complete Retrospective (Nov 2017), 11/1/2017 (link)

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    A Bond Extravaganza (Jun 2017), 6/17/2017 (link)

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    May/June 2005, IWC Issue #120 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2002
  • 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 14 (1%)
  • In Cellars 850 (63%)
  • Consumed 484 (36%)

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