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Bond St Eden 2016

Your Price: $775.00
Producer: Bond
Optimum drinking: 2020-2050
Rating: 98+ - eRobertParker.com
Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker: Bob Levy, Cory Empting
Appellation: North Coast, Napa Valley, California
Bottle report: Excellent condition overall

Bond’s St Eden 2016 yields from grapes grown on the red rocky soil high in the Vaca Mountains.

The hugely impressive and highly sought after wines of Bond are the brainchild of Harlan Estate’s Bill Harlan. Bill’s philosophy since the 1990s has been to engage with the owners of exceptional small-scale vineyards selected micro-climates in Napa Valley with a shared vision of Bond’s high quality ethos, to showcase, the potential, the diversity and character of the various sites in their artisanal wines. These very small, elite properties are like the ‘Grand Crus’ of the Napa Valley. Over the years the wines have risen in prowess, are critically acclaimed and proved to be some of the best Cabernets now available in the world.

There are now five vineyards in operation and the name Eden is an historical reference to this region's designation on nineteenth century maps. All wines are made by the Harlan Estate winemaking team of Bob Levy and Cory Empting.

“…vivacious notes of crushed blackberries, warm plums and cassis plus hints of dried leaves, forest floor, tapenade and truffles with a touch of unsmoked cigars. Medium to full-bodied, the palate features taut, muscular black and blue fruits, framed by firm, ripe tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long with loads of savory sparks.” eRobertParker.com

“…a wine of pure and total sensuality. Soft tannins and plush fruit give the St. Eden much of its allure. In this tasting, the St. Eden comes across as delicate and restrained, with less of the overtness and volume it often shows as a young wine. Dark red and purplish berry fruit, lavender, rose petal, mocha and new leather fill out effortlessly.” Vinous

”…all of these offerings represent world-class Cabernet Sauvignons from Napa meant to endure 30 or more years of cellaring should one have the patience to wait that long.” Robert Parker

Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only (not actual bottle for sale).

Bond St Eden 2016 - Golden West Wines