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2005 Bond - St Eden Cabernet Sauvignon - USA - California - Napa - Oakville - Red

USA - California - Napa - Oakville

Red Cabernet Sauvignon
Producer Notes

In his ongoing quest to produce world class wine in the tradition of 1st Growth Bordeaux, Bill Harlan - of Harlan Estate fame - started Bond to create single vineyard wines from sources meeting his high growing standards. Winemaker Robert Levy produces five vineyard designate wines: Melbury, St. Eden, Vecina, Pluribus and Quella, as well as a... More »

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96
WA 96
WS 92
IWC 95
Drink Dates
WA: 2008-2038 WS: 2010-2017
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IWC 95
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 138

($275) Good full ruby. Currant, tobacco, cedar, mocha and sweet oak on the nose, with a suggestion of singed fruit. Rich, creamy and broad; this is almost too big for the mouth. The sweetness of fruit and minerality here are utterly compelling and the wine's perfectly integrated acidity gives it a near-perfect balance. Finishes with noble tannins and outstanding persistence. A beauty.

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WA 96
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 180
Drink Dates 2008-2038

Even more captivating than the 2005 Melbury, with extraordinary depth and palate presence is the dense ruby/purple-colored, full-bodied 2005 St. Eden. It possesses the bluer, blacker fruits that seem to come from this area of Pritchard Hill in addition to extraordinary notes of charcoal, acacia flowers, blueberry and blackberry liqueur. This seamlessly constructed 2005 is a sensational effort that is displaying even greater potential than I saw last year. It will drink beautifully for three decades.

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WS 92
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2010-2017

Intense and vibrant, with a tight core of spicy currant, black cherry and wild berry fruit shaded by toasty, creamy oak and ending with a nice focus on the core flavors.

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Author marv
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.165%
Tasted On 06/25/2014

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