1996 Staglin Family - Cabernet Sauvignon Estate 750ml

USA - California - Napa - Rutherford/ Red / Cabernet Sauvignon   |     Watch

WA 90   WS 90   IWC 89(+?)   Collector 93
1996 Staglin Family - Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Front View
This wine is currently sold out. However, many times we can still locate this wine for you. Use the contact form below to request assistance.
You can also bid on this wine. Contact us to learn how.

Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

The 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon (2% Cabernet Franc is blended in) has filled out nicely since I first tasted it. Aromas of cedar, chocolate, spice box, and black currants are moderately intense. Medium to full-bodied, with good spice, in addition to excellent richness, symmetry, and harmony, this is an intense yet stylish Cabernet Sauvignon to drink now and over the next 16+ years.

Drink Dates: 2000-2016
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 126

Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio


Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

Smooth, ripe and spicy, with a pretty array of anise, plum, cherry and strawberry tones, finishing with a focused core of flavors and firm tannins.

Drink Dates: 2000-2008
Author: James Laube


Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89(+?)

Red-ruby. Slightly high-toned aromas of cassis, cherry cough syrup, chocolate and mint. Juicy, firm and intensely flavored; a bit hot but not at all roasted. Tannins coat the teeth. As with so many '96 cabernets, I get an impression of somewhat uneven ripening. But this is built to age.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 84

Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio

Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 93
Author: StuTarheel
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 08/16/2009
Drink Dates: 2009-2016
Wonderful Cabernet. Not overpowering or in your face. More elegance. Tannins silky and perfectly integrated. Notes of cherry, red fruit and cedar. Delicious finish that you savor.

Average rating: 88, based on 4 reviews
More Vintages and Sizes of Staglin Family - Cabernet Sauvignon Estate:

VinCellar Collectors Who Own This Wine Also Own

Collector Data For This Wine

585 bottles owned by 196 collectors.

  The Vinfolio Difference  

Since its founding in 2003, Vinfolio has brought the rarest and highest-quality wines to the collector market. Located in San Francisco and Napa, we are a company of wine experts who understand and value the importance of wine provenance. Our premium supplier relationships and first-in-class technology help us protect your wine from sourcing through shipping with extraordinary care that only we can provide. Don't trust your fine wine with anything less!

Learn More

About This Producer


Situated at the base of the Mayacamas Range on the Rutherford Bench, this sixty-one acre property has ideal soils, microclimate and location. The estate's potential was recognized by some of the first Napa Valley settlers and was planted to vineyards in the mid 1860's. Today the certified organic estate is home to the Staglins, fifty-one acres of vines, an underground winery, the historic homestead and a solar array.

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.

Wine Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon


Cabernet Sauvignon is perhaps the world's best known red variety, with its full-bodied, intense profile. An offspring of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, it is the primary grape of Bordeaux's Left Bank (Medoc and Graves regions) and the Napa Valley, but can be found growing all over the world. Typical descriptors for Cabernet Sauvignon are cassis, cedar, mint, black pepper, eucalyptus, and pencil lead.

Recommended For You

Loading, please wait...
 

Get early access to new arrivals and special offers