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2005 BOND St. Eden

  • 97 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 95 IWC
  • 94 JS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 73532-2005-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

    ($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.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2008
  • Vinous | Rating: 95

    A gorgeous exotic Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2005 St. Eden has aged beautifully. Rose petal, mint, white truffle, smoke and cedar give the wine its captivating aromatic presence and overall intensity. Plush, deep and wonderfully inviting, the 2005 has enough depth to drink well for another 7-10 years.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • | Rating: 94

    Black berries, forest floor, and mushrooms on the nose. Full bodied, with a licorice and tar character that opens up to notes of christmas cake and spice. The center palate is fascinating. Pull the cork on this. 14+23+24+33. Find the wine
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    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.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon St. Eden is from an 11-acre vineyard on the foothills north of the Oakville crossroad that has the classic red, rocky soil of this area, essentially in the foothills of the Vaca Mountains that define the eastern edges of Napa Valley. This wine, which shows notes of new saddle leather, Christmas fruitcake and spice, is broad and savory, with a classic full-bodied mouthfeel, stunning purity and sensational flavors of wild forest mixed with blackberry and cassis fruit. This blend can be drunk now, or cellared for at least another two decades.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: winefolio
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: marv
  • Self | Rating: 96

    From magnum: Gorgeous pure blue-black fruit, smooth, and complete. Drinking wonderfully.
    Drink Dates: 2016+
    Author: afikes
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Slightly sweet fruit, smooth tannin, long finish. My best Bond to date and better than most Harlan for me.
    Author: Johnnymd
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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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 825 bottles owned
  • 290 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 96
    (Out of 290 collectors)