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 a reference to the name given to this location on nineteenth century map. The land is made up of red rocky soil that is rich in iron and the vines are cultivated through meticulous and environmentally friendly agriculture.
With a label that resembles old banknotes, Bond St. Eden is an authentically luxurious limited production. Lush fruit at its best.
Colour: Intense garnet colour
Nose: Aromas vacillate between ripe cassis, candied black fruits, notes of potpourri, hints of spice and Provençal herbs.
Palate: The entry of the wine is robust, but this impression gives way to fluid silkiness. The wine moves effortlessly across the palate, becoming exponentially finer, until it ultimately balances on a single focal point, giving birth to a persistent interplay of acidity, flavor, and texture.
Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot
Awards: 96pts – Wine Spectator; 98pts – Wine Advocate-Parker
History of Bond Estate
The Bond Estate winery was founded in 1999 by H. William Harlan on a spectacular property located on the northern slopes of Lake Hennessey, California. With a portfolio of wines from five different locations, Harlan and his team of winemakers showcase the true expression of the Napa Valley ‘Grand Cru’. These wines are much appreciated for their charming and lively elegance.
The name BOND is a surname on Mr. Harlan’s mother’s side of the family. Additionally, it also came to represent the common bond, or covenant, to produce the best expression of the land. Sourced from select hillside estates, the Cabernet Sauvignon wines of BOND vividly demonstrate the range of Napa Valley’s finest terroirs.
From the more than eighty vineyards we have worked with over the past quarter century, we have slowly and vigilantly selected five sites. By way of this valuable experience, we had the opportunity to identify select properties that we felt had the potential to define the ‘Grand Crus’ of Napa Valley. These small hillside Cabernet vineyards, ranging in size from 7 to 11 acres, became the basis for the wines of BOND.