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Collectable California Cabernet Sauvignon from Boutique Bond!
February 28, 2020
A Note from Sergio

People love Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Sauvignon holds an easy balance between tannins and acidity. It can make wine that has great structure and longevity. And it has a people-pleasing palate that can range from berries to herbs to tobacco. And all these points show that Cabernet Sauvignon is a terrific interpreter of terroir and winemaker technique. Like its parents, Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon is a French grape that has migrated across the world, but California's Napa Valley gives Cabernet Sauvignon a very special home.

Bill Harlan--the driving force behind great Californian wineries like Harlan Estates, Merryvale, and Bond--believes in the gorgeous marriage of grape and terroir that's so special in Napa Valley's Cabernet Sauvignon. In fact, this union drove Harlan to establish his Bond estate in 1997, a singular creation born of Harlan's desire to explore the beauty of "Burgundy-style" cru wines. Harlan began with two very special vineyards, Melbury and Vecina, but over the years, his Bond winery has added three more, and bottles each of these sites separately to make Bond's boutique cru wines. The people who are lucky enough to drink these wines love them.

Today, I'm proud to present a quartet of Bond's collector cru Cabernet Sauvignon wines: its 2016 Melbury, '16 Quella, '16 Pluribus, and '16 St. Eden. Each of these wines shows a different profile, and each one is gorgeous, and because these Bond releases are already collector darlings, I'm upping the ante and offering these wines only in trios, packed in original wood casing. Napa Valley wine-lovers will want to dust off space in their cellars for these Bond wines; they're outrageous, and they'll drink for decades.


Today's Featured Sections Include:

1. Spotlight on Excellence: Four 2016 Wines from Cult Bond Estates in Original Wood Casing!
2. Wine Events: Upcoming February / March Wine Tasting Events

My Best,

Sergio Esposito