Got an
account?
Log In
 
 
Bond Melbury 2001,  (WA98+) from The BPW - Merchants of rare and fine wines.

Bond Melbury

Vintage: 2001
Region: US
Appellation: Oakville, Napa

WA98+
Rated 98+ points by Robert Parker`s Wine Advocate: `The 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Melbury (a dead ringer for Pauillac) has an opaque blue/purple color and an extraordinarily sweet nose of charcoal, lead pencil shavings, cedar wood, black currants, licorice and spice box. Full-bodied, with great intensity, purity and texture, this is a wonderfully dense, full-throttle wine that is still an adolescent and likely to stay one for at least another 5-7 years. Look for it to age gracefully well past 20-30+ years.` -- Robert Parker in the Wine AdvocateAdditional Notes from the Wine Advocate: `As long-time readers know, this is the brainchild of Harlan Estate`s Bill Harlan, who has signed the owners of these well-placed vineyards in selected micro-climates in Napa Valley to long (quarter of a century) contracts. In the first decade, he has expanded the number of vineyard holdings to five separate wines in 2011, all made by the Harlan Estate winemaking team of Bob Levy and consulting oenologist Michel Rolland. There were only three cuvees in 2001 - from an 11-acre site on the western Oakville hillsides near Harlan Estate, the Vecina, St. Eden, an 11-acre stony knoll north of the Oakville Crossroad with a northern exposure, and from the steep slopes just north of Lake Hennessy with an eastern and southeastern exposure, east of Rutherford, the Melbury. Since these fabulous 2001s were made, two other great vineyards have been added to the Bond portfolio. These are Quella, which is a 9 acre vineyard in the eastern hills of northern Napa Valley, planted on white volcanic ash called Tufa, and Pluribus, which is a high elevation vineyard planted on steep slopes of Spring Mountain with a northern and easterly exposure. All three 2001s showed phenomenally, and are still very young wines, with at least 15 to 20 more years of upside potential. In fact, in a cold cellar these wines probably have 40 or more years of aging potential, but few of us will be able to wait that long to see how they taste.`


$289.00

OUT OF STOCK
Read CellarTracker Wine Reviews

Bond Melbury

Vintage: 2001
Region: US
Appellation: Oakville, Napa

WA98+
Rated 98+ points by Robert Parker`s Wine Advocate: `The 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Melbury (a dead ringer for Pauillac) has an opaque blue/purple color and an extraordinarily sweet nose of charcoal, lead pencil shavings, cedar wood, black currants, licorice and spice box. Full-bodied, with great intensity, purity and texture, this is a wonderfully dense, full-throttle wine that is still an adolescent and likely to stay one for at least another 5-7 years. Look for it to age gracefully well past 20-30+ years.` -- Robert Parker in the Wine AdvocateAdditional Notes from the Wine Advocate: `As long-time readers know, this is the brainchild of Harlan Estate`s Bill Harlan, who has signed the owners of these well-placed vineyards in selected micro-climates in Napa Valley to long (quarter of a century) contracts. In the first decade, he has expanded the number of vineyard holdings to five separate wines in 2011, all made by the Harlan Estate winemaking team of Bob Levy and consulting oenologist Michel Rolland. There were only three cuvees in 2001 - from an 11-acre site on the western Oakville hillsides near Harlan Estate, the Vecina, St. Eden, an 11-acre stony knoll north of the Oakville Crossroad with a northern exposure, and from the steep slopes just north of Lake Hennessy with an eastern and southeastern exposure, east of Rutherford, the Melbury. Since these fabulous 2001s were made, two other great vineyards have been added to the Bond portfolio. These are Quella, which is a 9 acre vineyard in the eastern hills of northern Napa Valley, planted on white volcanic ash called Tufa, and Pluribus, which is a high elevation vineyard planted on steep slopes of Spring Mountain with a northern and easterly exposure. All three 2001s showed phenomenally, and are still very young wines, with at least 15 to 20 more years of upside potential. In fact, in a cold cellar these wines probably have 40 or more years of aging potential, but few of us will be able to wait that long to see how they taste.`


$289.00

OUT OF STOCK
Read CellarTracker Wine Reviews





 

Similar wines from this varietal & region

This list represents wines that are very similar (for a variety of reasons) to the wine you are currently considering. They exhibit similar characteristics and share other traits (such as varietal, price, and professional ratings). There are some very cool things here - take a look - and as always feel free to contact us directly for questions!

Similar wines from this varietal & region

This list represents wines that are very similar (for a variety of reasons) to the wine you are currently considering. They exhibit similar characteristics and share other traits (such as varietal, price, and professional ratings). There are some very cool things here - take a look - and as always feel free to contact us directly for questions!

SHOW MORE
out of
stock
Harlan Estate Proprietary Red -- 2003 750mL WA93-95, ST92+ $395.00  
out of
stock
Clark Claudon Cabernet Sauvignon -- 2003 750mL WA89 $39.00  
out of
stock
Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Gravelly Meadow -- 2003 750mL $139.00  
out of
stock
Fairchild Cabernet Sauvignon Sigaro Vineyard -- 2008 750mL $135.00  
out of
stock
Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Rancho del Oso Vineyard -- 2000 750mL $50.00  
out of
stock
Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection -- 2011 1.5L WA95 $279.99  
out of
stock
Checkerboard Proprietary Red King`s Row -- 2009 750ml $125.00  
Abreu Cabernet Sauvignon Thorevilos -- 2006 750mL (2) WA98  ssscl, stl, wasl $399.00  
Chateau Margene Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve -- 2000 750mL (1) $15.00  
out of
stock
Saunter Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley -- 2008 750mL $49.00  
out of
stock
Peter Michael Winery Proprietary Red Les Pavots -- 2005 750mL WA95, WS97 $155.00  
out of
stock
Rudd Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Estate Grown -- 2002 750mL WA95, WS94 $85.00  
out of
stock
Peter Michael Winery Proprietary Red Les Pavots -- 2004 750mL WA93, ST93, WS94 $135.00  
out of
stock
Heitz Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley -- 2005 750mL $37.00  
out of
stock
Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard -- 2001 WA99 $349.00  
out of
stock
Grace Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon -- 2006 750mL ST90+ $155.00  
out of
stock
Charnu Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena -- 2010 1.5L $99.00  
out of
stock
Robert Foley Vineyards Claret -- 2003 1.5L WA96, WS95 $225.00  
out of
stock
Hundred Acre Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Kayli Morgan Vineyard -- 2003 750mL WA98  swisl $245.00  
out of
stock
Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard -- 2007 750mL WA96+, WS98 $489.00  
 

Got an
account?
Log In