Staglin Family Vineyard

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.

October 2016 | 2013 Staglin Family Vineyard Estate Cabernet Sauvignon: 97+ points
"Both 2013 Cabernet Sauvignons are in bottle, and both are absolutely magnificent wines, probably the two finest Cabernets made by the Staglins to date. The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford (14.9% alcohol) has a stunning fragrance of lead pencil shavings, spring flowers (or is it violets?), sweet blackcurrant and black raspberry fruit, and a layered, opulent, rich and full-bodied mouthfeel. Add to that striking purity, equilibrium, and serious but finely grained tannins, and this is their finest Rutherford Estate Cabernet Sauvignon made to date. It has at least 30-40 years of life ahead of it. This is a very impressive portfolio of wines from Staglin Family Vineyard."
-Robert M. Parker, Jr.

October 2016 | 2013 Staglin Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Booth Bella Oaks Vineyard: 98 points
"Even better than the Estate, or at least marginally so, is the astonishing 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Booth Bella Oaks. This is another Rutherford vineyard that was made famous by Joe Heitz when he used to produce wine from it, and the Staglins have produced, to my mind, the best wine I have ever tasted from this historic site. A wine of incredible depth, with an opaque purple color and an extraordinary nose of mulberry, crème de cassis, licorice, and loamy soil undertones, the wine has full-bodied impact on the palate, remarkable purity, density and overall balance. The finish goes on for a good 50+ seconds. It is a fabulous effort to drink now or cellar for another three-plus decades."
-Robert M. Parker, Jr.

October 2016 | 2013 Staglin Family Vineyard Chardonnay Estate: 95 points
"2013 Chardonnay Estate, which shows plenty of green apple notes, some buttery citrus, honeysuckle, nectarine and white peach. The wine has terrific acidity, a full-bodied mouthfeel, and super purity and length."
-Robert M. Parker, Jr.