St. Eden 2018


St. Eden 2018



seidig & aromatisch
pikant & würzig
Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
Trinkreife: 2028–2068
Verpackt in: 3er OHK
Lobenberg: 100/100
Suckling: 99/100
Jeb Dunnuck: 97–100/100
Galloni: 96–98/100
Parker: 96–98/100
USA, Californien
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
St. Eden 2018


Lobenberg: Die 4,45 Hektar große Lage »St. Eden« liegt auf der gegenüberliegenden Seite des Napa Valley from Weingut Bond, in den Vaca Mountains, die sich im Osten entlang des Napa Valley von Norden nach Süden erstrecken. Der eisenhaltige Boden ist mit vulkanischen Steinen, rotem Sand und Geröll aus den Vaca Mountains durchzogen. Die Parzelle liegt in Nordexposition auf 45 bis 60 Höhenmetern. Die Nase ist satt und intensiv. Reife rote und schwarze Kirsche, saftige schwarze Johannisbeere mischen sich mit frisch gebranntem Ton und geröstete provenzalische Kräutern und Gewürzen. Auch im Mund hat St. Eden großen Schub. Reich, reif und rund sind die Tannine, mit dunklen Beeren, und viel exotischer Würze. Intensiv und dennoch in Balance und mit großartiger Frische – super Stoff der fast unendlich lange im Mund nachhallt. 100/100


Suckling über: St. Eden

-- Suckling: Extremely aromatic and energetic with blackberries and essence of currants. Fresh and transparent. Full-bodied with dark fruit and some spice, inkwell and blood. Very structured and tannic, but balanced and polished. Undercurrent of acidity. Contrastive. Better after 2026. 99/100


Jeb Dunnuck über: St. Eden

-- Jeb Dunnuck: The 2018 St. Eden is pure magic and ranks with the crème de la crème in the vintage. Loaded with pure cassis and blueberry fruits as well as notes of chocolate, spice, and earth, this big, rich, full-bodied beauty has building tannins and a great, great finish. Flawlessly balanced, let’s hope it shows this well from bottle! 97-100/100


Galloni über: St. Eden

-- Galloni: The 2018 St. Eden is dense and powerful from the start. Usually a much more charming and sensual wine, the St. Eden is a beast, at least in the early going. Dark fruit, chocolate, leather, spice and licorice all build in the glass. The St. Eden has a lot going on, even if the elements have not quite come together yet. Bright acids linger on the persistent, expressive finish. I can't wait to taste it from bottle. The 2018 is such a fascinating wine. The immediacy and sensuality of this site can almost be too much if not reined in, which is exactly what winemaker Cory Empting has started to do in recent years. The results speak for themselves. 96-98/100


Parker über: St. Eden

-- Parker: A barrel sample, the 2018 St. Eden is deep garnet-purple in color. The nose is a little closed at this nascent stage, offering broody glimpses at blackcurrant jelly, boysenberries and black raspberries before opening out to a spicy undercurrent of cloves, black pepper and cumin seed. The palate is built like a brick house with a solid structure of ripe, grainy tannins and a lively backbone framing the full-bodied, muscular fruit, finishing long and layered. 96-98/100

Weingut über: St. Eden

-- Weingut: Due to the low rainfall in winter, we pruned the vines shorter than in previous years to focus the growth. This decision ultimately led to a lower yield than is typical for this site. An unexpected but welcome rainfall in the early spring allowed the vines to grow to their potential. Harvest began in the last days of September and was completed nearly one week later.Dark fruits intermixed with hints of fresh herbs create a nuanced nose. The wine enters flush with fleshy textures, while an undercurrent of acidity emerges next, carrying the wine’s mineral tinges along the palate. The wine is slightly svelte yet retains depth. The long finish is defined by an unforgettable vibration that keeps the wine both alive and vivid.

Mein Winzer


Bond ist ein Zusammenschluss ausgewählter Spitzen-Weingüter. Gründer ist niemand Geringeres als H. William Harlan. Gemeinsam haben sie sich verpflichtet, nur die besten Cabernet Sauvignon-Weine zu produzieren, die den einzigartigen Ausdruck ihres Landes repräsentieren.