2010 Bond - St Eden

  • 95 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 95 IWC
  • 100 JS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 73532-2010-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

    Deep, saturated ruby. Highly complex nose combines black raspberry, menthol, licorice, smoke and graphite. Broad, sweet and extremely fine-grained, with lovely sweetness to the plush flavors of currant, minerals and mocha. With its perfectly integrated acidity and firm, noble tannins, this should enjoy a long and glorious evolution in the bottle.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2013
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    From the valley floor, the 2010 St. Eden exhibits copious notes of creme de cassis, loamy, dusty soil undertones, forest floor, toasty oak and plenty of sweet tannin in its full-bodied, massive personality. Again, these wines are not meant for near-term gratification, so 5-6 years of cellaring is warranted. This is another 30-year wine from Bond.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Vinous | Rating: 98

    In 2010, Napa Valley experienced a mostly cold year punctuated by heat spikes at the end of the growing season. Those qualities come through loud and clear in the 2010 St. Eden. Although quite dense, powerful and unctuous in the glass, the 2010 is also shut down on itself. Even so, the silky, layered expression of fruit that is the key signature of this site is very much in evidence. Regal in its bearing, the 2010 is an absolutely magical bottle endowed with explosive energy.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Rich and powerful, with torque to the ripe dark berry, chocolate, subtle earth and cedar flavors. A muscular yet graceful style that holds its own and promises a nice life ahead.
    Author: James Laube
  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 100

    This is the best single-vineyard cabernet sauvignon-based red from Bond in this vintage, showing incredible purity of fruit and seamless tannins and refinement. Amazing. Better in 2018.
    Author: James Suckling
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  • 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

    • 325 bottles owned
    • 108 collectors