2005 Bond - Cabernet Sauvignon "St Eden" Napa Valley
With a core of sweet, opulent fruit, St. Eden imparts highly detailed aromatics and flavors, combined with fine-grained tannins. This wine debuted with the 2001 vintage.
Wine Spectator: 93 Points
"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. To be released spring 2009. Best from 2010 through 2017. 755 cases made." —James Laube
Wine Enthusiast: 96 Points
"Smells young and juvenile, a bit raw. Shows briary aromas of wild berries, thyme, cherries and mocha. A chewy wine, tannic and spicy. Hard now, a bit austere, but beautifully structured, with a thick, currant-infused taste. Needs time." —Steve Heimoff
Wine Advocate: 96 Points
"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."
This is a special project of Harlan Estate’s owner, Bill Harlan, that is handled by the same winemaking team as Harlan Estate’s, the inimitable Bob Levy assisted by the well-traveled, brilliant oenologist, Michel Rolland.
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