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  • Country ranking ?

    444
  • Producer ranking ?

    40
  • Decanting time

    -
  • When to drink

    2020-2035

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The Story

Sourced from select hillside estates, the Cabernet Sauvignon wines of BOND vividly demonstrate the range of Napa Valley's finest terroirs. From the more than eighty vineyards we have worked with over the past quarter century, we have slowly and vigilantly selected five sites. BOND became our covenant and shared commitment to produce only the best expression of the land. 

By way of this valuable experience, we had the opportunity to identify select properties that we felt had the potential to define the ‘Grand Crus’ of Napa Valley. These small hillside Cabernet vineyards, ranging in size from 7 to 11 acres, became the basis for the wines of BOND.

 

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 Eden is an historical reference to this region's designation on nineteenth century maps.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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Origin

Oakville, Napa Valley

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