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Date Printed: 8/21/2014
Staglin Chardonnay 2002
Staglin Chardonnay 2002
(search item no. 75741)
Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 8/21/2014: $50.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Number 14 on Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines of 2004!

This Chardonnay shows forward floral aromas of asian pear, vanilla, and baking spices (cinnamon, nutmeg), with nuances of lemon zest. The mouthfeel of this non-malolactic Chardonnay is full-bodied, yet clean and refreshing with strong spice notes at the finish. Delicious now, this wine will continue to improve for at least the next five years.

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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.