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  • When to drink

    2020-2035

The Story

ST. EDEN is based upon an 11-acre rocky knoll that is part of a beautiful estate located just north of the Oakville Crossroad. Eden is an historical reference to this region's designation on nineteenth century maps. The red rocky soil of this northfacing site originates from high in the Vaca Mountains. St. Eden, which appeared first in the 2001 vintage, reliably shows great focus, an opulent "sweet" center and notes of crème de cassis, dark chocolate, and roasted herbs. Mineral-tinged and broad on the palate, the wine consistently displays fine-grained tannins and a lush concentration.

SOIL: Iron Rich fractured volcanic rock from a landslide. Northern Exposure.

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Tasting note

color

Deep and Ruby red

ending

Long

flavors

Blackberry, Blackcurrant, Chocolate, Plum, Smoky and Floral

nose

Intense, Refined, Round and Charming

taste

High in Acidity, High alcohol content, Complex, Medium-bodied, Ripe, Elegant, Rich and Silky tannins

Written Notes

The 2003 St. Eden offers full-bodied, sweet cigar tobacco, spice licorice, and meaty characteristics, good richness and fatness, and huge concentration and intensity. Performing even better from bottle than it did from barrel, it is a strong candidate for the top wine of the vintage. Already accessible, this beauty should age effortlessly for 15–20 years. 95 Points
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Oakville, Napa Valley

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 Robert Parker Points, Wine Writer (United States)  tasted  St. Eden 2003  ( Bond Estate )

"The 2003 St. Eden offers full-bodied, sweet cigar tobacco, spice licorice, and meaty characteristics, good richness and fatness, and huge concentration and intensity. Performing even better from bottle than it did from barrel, it is a strong candidate for the top wine of the vintage. Already accessible, this beauty should age effortlessly for 15–20 years.

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