PRESS At Staglin Family Vineyard we strive to make the best possible wine from our property on the Rutherford bench. We are happy many of you enjoy what we produce.
February 2019 | 2015 Staglin Family Vineyard Chardonnay Estate: 94 points
"Staglin's 2017 Chardonnay Estate is polished and understated, almost surprisingly so given the heat of the year. Orchard fruit, white flowers and tropical overtones grace this subtle, nuanced Chardonnay. Work in the vineyards to shade the fruit and not lower yields dramatically, along with aging in 500 and 600L barrels with mostly blocked malolactic fermentation all help preserve freshness and finesse. There is plenty of both in the 2017."
December 2017 | 2015 Staglin Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Estate: 96 points
"Staglin's 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is ripe, racy and voluptuous, which is to say very much in line with the style of the year. Kirsch, succulent red cherry, mint and spice add layers of nuance, but in this vintage it is the wine's raciness and sweet, silky tannins that give the wine its forward, open-knit personality. Ripeness is pushed to the edge in the 2015, and yet all the elements flow together effortlessly. Even with all of its obvious ripeness and raciness, this is decidedly a mid-weight style of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon."
August 2017 | 2014 Staglin Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford: 94 points
"Sleek and polished, this is a textural triumph, with silky tannins and rich, well-defined flavors of dark berry, currant, cassis, mocha, cedar and road tar. Drink now through 2032."
-James Laube, The Wine Spectator Insider