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Date Printed: 11/26/2014
Staglin Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Staglin Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
(search item no. 113434)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 11/26/2014: $165.00

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
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 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 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2002 vintage of this wine was ranked #9 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 2005

An archetypal, old-world Sauvignon nose laden with classic aromas of cassis and black cherry redolent with violet-lifted black olives and green peppercorns rising out of an earthy bed of resonant loam and pure humus spiced by a tease of pimento, cedar and bay leaf cascades onto a rich and vibrant palate of anise highlighted blackcurrants and peppered plums speckled with shavings of dark chocolate and cocoa nibs energized by tingly notes of powdered minerals and a fresh acidity that also gives life and length to the well formed tannins.

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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.