2011 Bond "St. Eden" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend

SKU #1200638 95 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2011 Proprietary Red Blend St. Eden is even better than it was last year from the barrel. This is always a great sign and reflects not only excellent winemaking, but meticulous élevage and bottling techniques. One of the superstars of this much maligned vintage, this beauty offers up notes of forest floor, Christmas fruitcake, cedar, blackcurrants and sweet cherries. (RP) Inner quote mark (10/2014)

93 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark This is chewy, with a tar and berry character, including raspberries. Full body, tangy acidity, burnt orange and juicy fruit. Inner quote mark (5/2014)

93 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2011 St. Eden shows plenty of the size and volume that comes so naturally here. Dark and enveloping in feel, the St. Eden has so much to offer. Dried herbs, leather, tobacco, chocolate and dark-fleshed fruit abound. In its early days, St. Eden was made in a more overt style, even in 2011. Today the approach favors more freshness and overall energy. (AG) Inner quote mark (5/2022)

91 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Firm, dense and concentrated, with a tight core of chewy blackberry, gravel, graphite, black licorice and cedar, ending with gripping tannins and a pretty floral scent. (JL) Inner quote mark (10/2014)

K&L Notes

93+ points, Stephen Tanzer in Vinous: "Full, bright medium ruby. Cool aromas of blackberry, cassis, blueberry and licorice. Tightly wound, savory and intense; not sweet or expansive but boasts terrific energy and lift to its salty mineral and pepper flavors. This classically dry, rather uncompromising wine finishes with outstanding subtle length and surprisingly ripe, refined tannins. This wine reminded me a bit of Chateau Latour when I tasted it shortly after the bottling and I can still see that quality today, but the wine is a baby. St. Eden has normally been known for its relatively early accessibility vis-a-vis the other Bond bottlings, but the younger vintages at this tasting did not show that characteristic." (06/2017)

Share |
Price: $359.99
Add To Waiting List

Real Time Inventory by location:

The item you have chosen is not in stock in our retail stores or within our main warehouse.

Product turnaround time varies by location of inventory and your chosen method of shipping/pickup. For a detailed explanation click here.

Related Items

Loading recommendations

Additional Information: