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Date Printed: 8/22/2014
Staglin Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Staglin Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
(search item no. 103156)
collectible wine

Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 97 points
Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
PRICE ON 8/22/2014: $179.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 96 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2000 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 95 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1998 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 92 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
1997 The Wine News rating: 96 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The wine opens with an abundant nose of candied cherries and ripe plums complex with notes of cedar and pencil shavings, a whiff of black olives and just the faintest hint of jasmine floating above. A lavish attack on the palate is lead by ripe Satsuma plums and marionberries in an ebullient bath of Maraschino liqueur followed by an uninhibited mid-palate of blackcurrants deepened by notes of leather, loam and rich chocolates that oscillate between milk and dark, girded along the way and through the exit into a lengthy finish by plentiful and luxurious tannins. Much like the 2006 Salus Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine is drinking delightfully well now but the ample structure should allow it to continue to develop for many decades to come.
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About Staglin Family Vineyard:

Founded in 1985 by Shari, Garen, Brandon and Shannon, Staglin Family Vineyard takes pride in the tradition of family ownership and participation. With an uncompromising commitment to quality, their mission is to produce world-class wines that reflect the distinctive character of this historic Rutherford Bench estate. As stewards of this land, they farm the vineyard organically, tap into their solar fields for power and produce the wines in a state-of-the-art underground production facility. The Staglins are passionate about their business, their land, their philanthropy and for the meaningful relationships they develop with each passing day. They hope this passion is evident when you enjoy their wines.