Bond, St Eden 2018 Napa Valley

16.5

St Eden is part of a beautiful estate located just north of the Oakville Crossroad on the East side. The red rocky iron-rich volcanic soil of this north-facing site originates from high in the Vaca Mountains (it slid down from Pritchard Hill) and has deep fractures. St Eden is based upon an 11-acre rocky knoll with gentle north-facing slopes that offer reprieve from afternoon heat. It is the least steep of the Bond vineyards. St Eden is the lowest of the Bond sites, at an elevation ranging from 145 to 188 feet.
Deeper, richer, much more heft and power on the palate and nose. Intense, savoury, menthol notes. Sweet fruit which is pure and bright. Quite plush and generous, rather more so than some of it’s more reserved brethren here. Impressive though. (AWH)

Producer
Bond
Cuvée
St Eden
Appellation
Napa Valley
Region
Country
Colour
Red
Alcohol
14.5%
Score
16.5
When to drink
2024
2032
Published on
15 Apr 2022
Date tasted
Reviewer
Stockist
Imported into the UK by Thorman Hunt