Napa Valley Red Wine
Bond: Bill Harlan’s single vineyard Cabernets. “Melbury” comes from a vineyard looking over Lake Hennessy in Conn Valley. High amount of clay in this sloped, Southeast-facing vineyard. If you’re going to drink a young BOND, drink Melbury. Smell & taste black cherry liqueur, salted caramel, Moroccan spices, light forest floor and charcoal notes. Exquisit Cabernet.
From the winery:
"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.
SOIL: Ancient sedimentary soil with compressed clay.
Eastern and Southeastern Exposure."