2002 Bond - St Eden 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Advocate | Rating: 100

The 2002 St. Eden, which comes from a valley floor vineyard in the Oakville corridor, is unreal. I had given the 2001 a perfect score, but the 2002 (made by the brain trust of on-site winemaker Bob Levy and outside French consultant Michel Rolland) is showing incredible elements of cedarwood, licorice, chocolate and creme de cassis as well as exquisite texture, full-bodied intensity, and unbelievable purity and length. It is only the second vintage for this vineyard, leased by Bill Harlan for several decades, and it has turned out to be a killer Cabernet Sauvignon and a great classic of Napa. It should drink well for 20-25 years.

Drink Dates: 2012-2037
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 201

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

A rich, dense, harmonious Cabernet, with plush cassis, currant, blackberry and wild berry fruit that picks up a hint of plum and blueberry. The flavors explode on the finish, offering hints of anise and black cherry fruit that turn supple and elegant. 700 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2007-2014
Author: James Laube


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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95(?)

($175) Good medium ruby. Aromas of blueberry and blackberry liqueur, with a note of coffee; just this side of roasted. Extremely dense and sweet, combining great sucrosity with very firm but fine tannins. Superripe but balanced at an absurdly high level of richness. Complicating notes of redcurrant, tobacco, menthol, stone and leather. Finishes very long. Still a bit youthfully subdued, but extremely long on the aftertaste.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 120

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 100
Author: marv
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 06/25/2014
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Rating: 98
Author: Kenny G
Trust Rating: 3
Tasted On: 10/03/2009
Drink Dates:
This wine was extraordinary. Velvety mouth feel, with great notes of Creme De Cassis, Chocolate and Vanilla.

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Rating: 96
Author: winefolio
Trust Rating: 80
Tasted On: 03/05/2009

Rating: 96
Author: taipanli
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 01/03/2010
Dark, rich, ruby. Distinct nose of truffle with sweetness. Nice balance, smooth, seamless. On the palate it shows great balance. Not overly sweet, with distinct notes of preserved plum. Very classy and my preferred of all the Bonds from the vintage. 50+10+8+19+9=96

Rating: 95
Author: Edward O88
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 10/09/2010
Drink Dates:

Average rating: 97, based on 8 reviews
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982 bottles owned by 464 collectors.

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About This Producer


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

Wine Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon


Cabernet Sauvignon is perhaps the world's best known red variety, with its full-bodied, intense profile. An offspring of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, it is the primary grape of Bordeaux's Left Bank (Medoc and Graves regions) and the Napa Valley, but can be found growing all over the world. Typical descriptors for Cabernet Sauvignon are cassis, cedar, mint, black pepper, eucalyptus, and pencil lead.

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