2001 Bond St. Eden Napa Valley Red Wine
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Description2001 Bond St. Eden Napa Valley Red Wine, Califonia, USA 2001
ANTONIO GALLONIDeep ruby-red. Reticent nose shows currant and a balsamic quality, and little of the sweetness promised by the aromas of the 2002. Then very concentrated, tactile and deep in the mouth; less creamy and sweet than the 2002 but remarkably penetrating for its age owing to its solid spine. This firmly tannic wine is less evolved than the 2002 and would appear still to have a long evolution ahead of it.
WINE ADVOCATEUtterly perfect, another wine that seems to have taken on a first-growth Pauillac-like character (think Mouton-Rothschild) is the 2001 St. Eden. With a remarkably perfumed nose of crushed rocks, subtle barbecue smoke, and again, cedar wood intermixed with creme de cassis and blackberry, this wine displays a phenomenally concentrated mouthfeel, full-bodied opulence, voluptuous texture, and of this trio, is certainly the closest to its apogee of full maturity. Nevertheless, it will still benefit from another 5-10 years of cellaring and keep for an additional 25-30.
WINE SPECTATORShares the weight, density and concentration (along with the tannin mass) of the other Bond Cabs, yet delivers a wider range of flavor and a touch more finesse, unfolding to reveal a core of dark berry, pencil lead, graphite, mocha and touches of loamy earth and mineral. Great structure; great future.—2001 California Cabernet blind retrospective (June 2011). Drink now through 2025. 700 cases made.