2002 Staglin Family - Cabernet Sauvignon Estate 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine

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Drink Dates: 2006-2025
Author: Vinfolio Team

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Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

Extremely deep crimson. Very exciting, complex notes on the nose. Lively as well as opulent. Both rich and refreshing. Lots of energy. Pretty promising! Masses of tannin but it?s ripe tannin. Good and vital. Long. Very different from the early vintages in which the terroir shines through. Very youthful!

Drink Dates: 2012-2020
Author: Jancis Robinson

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 95
Author: Red Sox Fan
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 11/24/2012
Medium weight; cherry, cedar/spice and a pleasant loam like note ("Rutherford dust" after a light rain?); long and active finish. Drinking really well now.

1 of 1 people found this review useful.

Rating: 94
Author: Seaway J
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 11/26/2009
great concentration. great fruit. slight tannin. Smooth with great mid palate

Rating: 90
Author: Daniel B
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 12/01/2005
Drink Dates: 2010-2015
Good color with a forward nose of cherry, oak, and "Rutherford Dust". Quite sweet in the mouth with smooth oak that lasts. Sufficient acidity. Excessive tannins that have plagued this wine in years past have been tamed in the 2002 vintage.

Average rating: 93, based on 5 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

240 bottles owned by 58 collectors.

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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.

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