Bond St. Eden Napa Valley 2006

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Red Bordeaux Blend
California : Napa Valley
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90+ Ratings

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ST. EDEN is based upon an 11-acre rocky knoll that is part of a beautiful estate located just north of the Oakville Crossroad. Eden is an historical reference to this region's designation on nineteenth century maps.

The red rocky soil of this north facing site originates from high in the Vaca Mountains. 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.

Actual bottle from our inventory is pictured. These bottles are in excellent condition, from their original wooden case and all fills are into the neck. All bottles are as good or better than the bottle pictured. To see other wines currently available from this producer, please click the link with the name of this producer underlined above, just to the right of "Producer."


  • Wine Advocate

    Robert Parker
    December 2009
    94 From 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.
  • Wine Enthusiast

    Steve Heimoff
    March 1, 2010
    94 A 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.
  • International Wine Cellar

    Stephen Tanzer
    May 2009
    93+ Good medium ruby. Aromas of blackberry, crushed blueberry and menthol; a bit reminiscent of a very young vintage port. Then powerful, thick and deep, with chewy flavors of blueberry and minerals. Finishes with big, tongue-clenching tannins and superb length. Quite primary today and in need of at least several years of cellaring.
  • Wine Spectator

    James Laube
    November 15, 2009
    90 Tight, 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. 731 cases made.