Bond is the result of a collaboration between Bill Harlan, his vineyard manager Bob Levy (Of Harlan estate fame), and a meagre selection of five hillside vineyards in Napa Valley to produce single-vineyard 'Grand Cru' wines that demonstrate the potential of Cabernet Sauvignon.
All of the sites for Bond are designated as ‘Grand Cru’ vineyards with Bob Levy identifying these specific sites from over 60 as the ones with the finest terroir. All hand selected sites and evaluated over a number of years before becoming part of the portfolio, not all were present at the start and some have been added over time. These are hillside vineyards with locations in both the Vaca and Mayacamas mountain ranges, where painstaking viticultural methods are used; 55 full-time vineyard workers hand-pick perfect clusters of fruit off Napa mountainside slopes of 30 degrees, illustrating the lengths at which Bill Harlan will go to reach viticultural perfection.
"In short, there are five separate vineyard sites in the Bond portfolio. The Melbury comes from a 7-acre parcel (sedimentary and clay soils) on steep slopes in the Pritchard Hill area near Lake Hennessey, east of Rutherford. The northern most parcel, the Pluribus comes from a high elevation (1,000 feet) site on Spring Mountain. It, too, is a 7-acre parcel planted in the white volcanic bedrock called tufa. The most southerly situated vineyard is Vecina (11 acres planted at 200-330 foot elevation), which is a neighbor of Harlan Estate in the Oakville Corridor, on the western hillsides of Napa. St. Eden, a valley floor vineyard, is composed of 11 acres on gentle foothills just north of the Oakville Crossroads. The Quella Vineyard is a 9-acre site in the eastern foothills of St. Helena with an interesting terroir of alluvial pebbles and small rocks of what is believed to be an old riverbed. White tufa can be found as well." - Robert Parker
We are pleased to offer a fantastic selection of mixed cases below, all of which are immediately available. All of these cases have come from a direct from Bond’s mailing list. This is just a small part of what arguably may be one of the finest and most extensive Napa private collections readily available in the UK market. With a diverse collection from blue chip Napa estates including wines from the Harlan portfolio to other Napa produces which are only available in the UK though Crump Richmond and Shaw we are both pleased and excited to share this wonderful cellar over the coming weeks, all of which is immediately available for delivery.