Staglin Family produces one of Napa Valley's most collectible Cabernets. Very limited.
98 Points Jeb Dunnuck: "Still showing brilliantly (and I don't expect that to change), the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate has the ripe, expansive, sexy style of the vintage front and center. Loads of crème de cassis, blueberries, crushed violets, and spice all soar from this beauty, which is powerful and rich, yet perfectly balanced. At the same quality level as the 2013, it's nevertheless in a much more approachable, flamboyant style. Drink it any time over the coming two decades or more. It's a gorgeous, gorgeous wine."
96 Points Robert Parker: "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon has a decadent nose of warm blackcurrants, blackberry preserves and ripe black plums plus suggestions of chocolate box, baking spices, fertile loam and dried Mediterranean herbs. The medium to full-bodied palate is packed with expressive black fruits and savory nuances. With a solid structure of chewy tannins and balanced freshness, it finishes long and earthy. This was tasted as a barrel sample."
Winemaker Fredrik Johansson has done a fabulous job with these new releases. The Staglin wines are of note this year and point to an estate that may finally be finding a consistently high level."
Fantastic new Napa Chardonnay made exclusively from grapes selected from the Staglin Family Rutherford estate. Limited
This Staglin 2013 SALUS Chardonnay Napa Valley displays a beautiful golden color with a green hue and reveals a bouquet of ripened Golden Delicious apple, spiced Asian pear and fresh fig complimented by a touch of beeswax. This well-balanced wine is medium bodied and expresses flavors of Candied citrus and William pear leading to a zesty finish. Enjoy this wine for the coming two to three years! Kudos to winemaker Luc Morlet, former winemaker for Peter Michael.
Fantastic new Cabernet made exclusively from grapes selected from the Staglin Family Rutherford estate. Limited.
Intensely dark, black fruits fill the glass with the blackberry, blackcurrant, boysenberry and ripe Damson plum taking center stage. Unctuous and resinous, the complex notes of leather, coffee extract, cocoa liquor and crushed rocks are given lift and lightness by an integrated essence of camphor, anise and potpourri. While the palate is initially a bit compact and focused, it quickly blossoms into a wonderfully mouth coating elixir with a fine-grained structure and a lively, granular texture that keeps on keeping on. This Salus Cabernet Sauvignon is at present a big, structured and tightly wrapped wine that will give and grow when given time and air.