2009 Bond - St Eden

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 97 WA
  • 95 WS
  • 95 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
See all wines from BOND
See other vintages 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 |
In stock|Sold out

Out of stock

learn more about producers & collectors

SKU: 73532-2009-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

    Deep ruby-red. Aromas and flavors of dark raspberry, iron, tobacco and licorice. Densely packed but juicy too, with terrific definition for such a youthful wine. This is the Bond wine from the lowest-altitude site. Closed today but already quite sexy. Like the Quella, this is most impressive today on the palate-staining finish, where silky tannins are perfectly buffered by the wine's mid-palate stuffing. (Incidentally, I underrated the 2008 St. Eden a year ago, when the wine was extremely backward. After a full year in the bottle, it offers utterly captivating aromas of raspberry, iron, tobacco and sage, with a sweet dark fruit center, and a captivating note of red cherry on the very long, fine-grained finish. I raised my score to 95.)
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2012
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

    Openly showy, this offers an inviting mix of flavors, with rich red and black fruit, currant, cherry and pomegranate flavors that build on the finish, where the tannins are fine-grained and integrated.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    The 2009 Proprietary Blend St. Eden is simply stunning. A rich, resonant bouquet melds seamlessly into layers of fruit as the 2009 shows off its breathtaking pedigree and sheer class. There is virtually no perception of tannin in this voluptuous, beautifully balanced Cabernet Sauvignon. Freshly cut roses and a hint of cinnamon add complexity on the finish, but ultimately the St. Eden is first and foremost a wine of textural brilliance and spherical palate presence. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2034.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • No collector reviews available
  • 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.

    See other similar producers:Harlan Estate,Sloan Estate,Colgin Cellars

    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

    • 334 bottles owned
    • 114 collectors