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Date Printed: 7/24/2014
Staglin Chardonnay 2009
Staglin Chardonnay 2009
(search item no. 119392)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/24/2014: $79.99

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
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
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2008 Estate Chardonnay resonates with the color of golden straw in the late summer and begins with a nose of lemon zest, broken honeycomb and ripe pears intermixed with galanga and crushed slate. The medium body of this wine opens with a palate of crème brûlée and white peaches that morphs into a lemongrass spiked citrus custard highlighted by hints of vanilla and oak spice. The resonant acidity underneath all of these flavors should allow a long life and good evolution.
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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.