2004 Bond - St Eden

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 98 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 73532-2004
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($240) Ruby-red. Flamboyantly ripe aromas of currant, rocks, tobacco and chocolate. Very ripe, lush, broad and sweet, if a bit youthfully sullen. This has very good life for the year if not quite the definition of the 2005. Finishes with substantial tongue-dusting tannins.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2007
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Superripe yet supple and balanced, with deep, enticing blackberry, ripe plum and wild berry fruit that's rich and concentrated, with a long, persistent finish. The tannins are firm and structured.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon St. Eden, which comes from a valley floor vineyard in Oakville, is another dead ringer for a great Pauillac, possibly a young Mouton. Dense bluish/purple in color with stunning notes of cedarwood, unsmoked high-quality cigar tobacco, creme de cassis and espresso roast, this wine has fabulous fruit, density and a full-bodied, youthful mouthfeel, wonderful balance and purity, and a terrific finish that goes on for close to a minute. This is also relatively open, but slightly more structured than the Melbury. There's no sense deferring gratification, so I would suggest drinking it over the next 15-20 years, possibly longer.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: winefolio
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Vollmerich Michael
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Beautifully evolved with dark blackberry, smoke, forest floor, firm but smooth tannin, moderate finish.
    Drink Dates: 2012-2020
    Author: Johnnymd
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Early
    Author: marv
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Opened 4 hours prior to drinking. Dark color, and black fruit aromas and flavors, with some chocolate notes. Tannins are starting to lie down. Enjoyable, but a bit too ripe and primary for me.
    Drink Dates: 2017-2024
    Author: Todd W59
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 blend called The Matriarch. Levy's goal is for each wine to take on the unique expression of its vineyard site and Bill Harlan's ultimate plan is to produce wines from a total of 6 unique vineyards. The wines are known for their lush, deeply concentrated flavors, and their elegance and finesse, which Bill and Robert feel define them as the "Grand Crus" of Napa. Fewer than 1,500 cases of the Matriarch, and between 400 and 700 cases of the vineyard designates are produced annually.

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California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 667 bottles owned
  • 273 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 273 collectors)