Bond St. Eden 2006

Bond St. Eden 2006

SKU 556


St. Eden, which appeared first in the 2001 vintage, reliably shows great focus, an opulent "sweet" center and notes of crème de cassis, dark chocolate, and roasted herbs. Mineral-tinged and broad on the palate, the wine consistently displays fine-grained tannins and a lush concentration.
Category Red Wine
Region California, Napa Valley, Oakville
Brand Bond
  • we94

Wine EnthusiastA magnificent wine for its lush opulence and dramatic structure. Shows concentrated flavors of red and black sour cherry candy, red currants, coffee, dried herbs, anise and sandalwood, wrapped into gorgeously soft, refined tannins. Very fine and complex, and will age well. 2012-2018.

Steve Heimoff, March 1, 2010
  • wa94

Wine AdvocateFrom the valley floor vineyard in Oakville, the 2006 St. Eden has shed some of its tannic clout of last year and taken on a generously endowed style, with stunning black fruits, roasted herbs, sweet cassis, graphite, and new oak. Fleshy and even opulent (an anomaly for a 2006), this is an impressively endowed Cabernet Sauvignon to drink over the next 25 years.

Robert Parker, December 2009
  • ws90

Wine SpectatorTight, structured and full-bodied, with firm dried currant, mineral, sage and cedary oak, this slowly unfolds to reveal great depth and complexity, but needs time in the cellar or a long decant. Best from 2011 through 2017. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 731 cases made.

James Laube, November 15, 2009