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St. Eden Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.533 ratings
9.516 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon Blend
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Shay A
9.6

After a couple months of hiatus, the Friday City Club group was able to get back together (albeit a smaller, more spread out group) for an epic hosting by @joe leatherwood . 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 5 reds and 1 dessert wine, all served blind.

Compared to the 2012 Quella it was next to, this was much darker in style. Scorched blue and black fruit, sandalwood, plums and mocha on the nose. Copious amounts of dark chocolate and fresh squeezed dark fruits on the palate wrapped in a silky and slightly dusty profile. I called this 7-10yr old Napa cab.

After a couple months of hiatus, the Friday City Club group was able to get back together (albeit a smaller, more spread out group) for an epic hosting by @joe leatherwood . 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 5 reds and 1 dessert wine, all served blind.

Compared to the 2012 Quella it was next to, this was much darker in style. Scorched blue and black fruit, sandalwood, plums and mocha on the nose. Copious amounts of dark chocolate and fresh squeezed dark fruits on the palate wrapped in a silky and slightly dusty profile. I called this 7-10yr old Napa cab.

Jun 24th, 2020
ADAM STROMFELD

Ok so this is a big boy. Following the Rousseau isn’t fair, but big bright ripe raspberries blended with deep dark chocolate. Elegant and rolling tannins. This is California Cab at its best. Again - not fair to rate this after the big R

Ok so this is a big boy. Following the Rousseau isn’t fair, but big bright ripe raspberries blended with deep dark chocolate. Elegant and rolling tannins. This is California Cab at its best. Again - not fair to rate this after the big R

Jun 12th, 2019
Al Shikoh

Dark ruby red. A bit closed initially but unwinds in the glass to offer cassis, black cherry, mint, violets, dusty cedar, and Christmas spice. On the palate it’s medium bodied with medium concentration of fruit, tannins of a fine, powdery texture, and good length. Sourced from an 11 acre vineyard just north of Oakville planted 100 % to Cabernet Sauvignon. 14.5% ABV. $450.

Dark ruby red. A bit closed initially but unwinds in the glass to offer cassis, black cherry, mint, violets, dusty cedar, and Christmas spice. On the palate it’s medium bodied with medium concentration of fruit, tannins of a fine, powdery texture, and good length. Sourced from an 11 acre vineyard just north of Oakville planted 100 % to Cabernet Sauvignon. 14.5% ABV. $450.

Nov 23rd, 2018
Matt Krueger

Bright blue and black fruit with hints of cinnamon. Rounder softer structure than the Pluribus with higher tones.

Bright blue and black fruit with hints of cinnamon. Rounder softer structure than the Pluribus with higher tones.

1 person found it helpfulMay 19th, 2016
Mitzi Inglis

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

9.1

#bond Matter of Taste event in Napa

#bond Matter of Taste event in Napa

Nov 6th, 2016
David L

12' Blown away! Another level of wine!!

12' Blown away! Another level of wine!!

Oct 21st, 2016
Henrik Poulsen

2012 Bond St. Eden

2012 Bond St. Eden

Feb 19th, 2016
Vino Joe

Deep dark colored. Thick. Abundant alcohol on the nose. Races out quickly. Plenty of dark berry fruit. Lingers nicely. Lots of oomph and a very good bottle. Not much nuance - however ample pleasant (but raw) Cabernet Sauvignon.

Deep dark colored. Thick. Abundant alcohol on the nose. Races out quickly. Plenty of dark berry fruit. Lingers nicely. Lots of oomph and a very good bottle. Not much nuance - however ample pleasant (but raw) Cabernet Sauvignon.

Mar 7th, 2021
Michael Govan

tasted with Suzanne Booth 5/31/19

tasted with Suzanne Booth 5/31/19

Jun 1st, 2019
Rob Sternthal

Probably WOTN. Spectacular wines. Growing to love all five properties and what they’re doing.

Probably WOTN. Spectacular wines. Growing to love all five properties and what they’re doing.

Aug 5th, 2018