Wine Advocate | Rating: 95The dense blue/purple-colored 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate possesses a complex bouquet of black cherry and black currant liqueur, forest floor, baking spice and subtle background oak. This rich, complex, full-bodied 2009 is just beginning to open and show tertiary nuances. It should continue to age well for 20-25 years.Author: Robert Parker
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92(14.9% alcohol): Saturated medium ruby. Exotic crushed berries, mocha and lead pencil on the nose; a bit less complex than the 2010. Chewy and strong if a bit rougher and warmer than the young '10, with black cherry and licorice flavors joined by smoke, loam and chocolatey oak. Ultimately pliant and sweet but the substantial dusty tannins will require at least three or four years to harmonize.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2013
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16Still quite deep coloured. Sweet start and very plump and black-fruited. Designed to impress rather than soothe? A bit tarry on the end.Author: Jancis Robinson
Wine Spectator | Rating: 92This pure, elegant red delivers supple, refined red berry, black cherry and subtle spicy-floral scents. Offers less richness than some Staglins, yet shows delicacy and finesse.Author: James Laube
Self | Rating: 94Author: BoxsterVino
Staglin is undoubtedly within the top tier of California Cabernet producers. In addition to the flagship Staglin Family Vineyard label, they also produce a Cabernet Sauvignon and a Chardonnay under the Salus label.
California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like , , , and in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. and continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 380 bottles owned
- 64 collectors
- Average collector rating: 94
(Out of 64 collectors)