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Date Printed: 8/21/2014
Staglin Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Staglin Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
(search item no. 107463)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
PRICE ON 8/21/2014: $189.00

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
2006 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 97 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 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:

#16 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2010

The 2007 growing season can be characterized as dry, early and light – the winter rainy season was short, budbreak was early, the growing season was consistent and on the warm side with a significant heatwave in late August just prior to harvest, resulting in a small crop that produced intensely flavored fruit with great color, intense flavors and substantial extract.

The evocative nose lead by crème de cassis, camphor and black raspberries grows more complex with air, revealing swirls of cedar, graphite, cinnamon and cocoa beans that dance above a foundation of loam, black olives and woodspice. A substantial palate of ripe red and black fruits opens with redcurrants, plums and raspberries building to a mid-palate interplay of blackberries and chocolate covered Bing cherries framed by lush and tangy tannins kept fresh by a vibrant, balancing acidity. Given a bit more time in bottle to fully knit together, this wine will sing and provide pleasure for many years 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.