bond, st eden, napa valley 2013
JAMES SUCKLING
99
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
99

2013 bond, st eden, napa valley

Why We're Buying

Perfect ratings in wine are rare. Bond St. Eden makes them look commonplace. In 2015, wine critic James Suckling gave it a 100-point rating, calling it "a magical wine to drink over the coming 2-3 decades." Anyone that held this gem from 2017 to 2021 saw the price increase 44.6%, with the cost per bottle approaching $600.

Critics Scores

JAMES SUCKLING
99

James Suckling

Extravagant aromas of crushed raspberries and boysenberries follow through to a full body with fabulous velvety tannins and a superb finish of exotic fruit and lusciousness. Mesmerizing now but better in 2019.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
99

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2013 St. Eden is absolutely mind-blowing, with notes of blackcurrant liqueur and licorice as well as hints of Asian soy and lead pencil. Wonderful fruit that hits the palate with a cascade of glycerin, silky but noticeable tannins, and a big, earthy, rich, full-throttle, majestic finish of close to a minute add to this wine’s compelling personality. It should drink well for at least 30-40 years.