2012 BOND St. Eden

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 98 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • 18 JR
  • 97 JS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 73532-2012

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  • James Suckling | Rating: 97

    Beautiful fruit definition with blackberries, blueberries, chocolate and burnt orange character. Full body and round, fine powder texture plus dusty, velvety tannins. Long and gorgeous finish.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    From an 11-acre vineyard just north of the Oakville corridor, the 2012 St. Eden shows gorgeous, cedary Christmas fruitcake notes, black cherry and blackcurrant fruit, spice box, earth, and almost first growth Pauillac-like cassis and lead pencil shavings. Deep, full-bodied, and fabulously concentrated, this stunner flirts with perfection. Slightly more evolved than the Quella or Melbury, this wine may be the most drinkable out of the gate of all the Bond offerings in 2012. It should continue to evolve for at least 30+ years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Pure and graceful, with ripe, delicate red and dark berry flavors, light floral aromas and subtle oak nuances. An easy-drinking style, this is moderately tannic and should be ready to drink now or age short-term.
    Author: James Laube
  • Rating: 96

    Saturated medium ruby. Knockout nose combines crushed briary blueberry and blackberry, plum, iron, mocha and smoke. Remarkably sweet and lush in the mid-palate, with the wild berry character following through. Plush yet ultimately backward and very serious wine with terrific density and a slowly mounting chocolatey finish with ripe tannins completely buffered by fruit.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2014
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    Sensual and silky in the glass, the 2012 St. Eden comes across as a bit subdued and even light, with less concentration and fewer shades of dimension than most other vintages. Perhaps the 2012 is in a bit of a closed phase. We will see. At this stage, the 2012 is a bit compact and not as expressive as it has been in prior tastings.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Rating: 17

    Musky, nuanced aromatics. A sophisticated palate of fine-grained tannins and balancing acidity. The aromatics are expressive, carrying notes of wild cherry, rosemary, and camphor, which carry into the palate alongside bitter dark chocolate, fresh-pop blackcurrant and accents of tobacco through the finish. The palate is chewy, mouth-watering, with a sense of deftly carried, and well-honed brawn. There is a real focus on nuanced, precise craftsmanship and palate density here - this is as much a wine about style as it is about place - though it does show the lighter structure with less concentration of its vintage. Let this age before opening. (ECB)
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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

    • 360 bottles owned
    • 96 collectors