Staglin Family Vineyard
2012 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 30th Anniversary SELECTION
Rutherford, Napa Valley
"Expressive and inviting, the 2012 Staglin Cabernet Sauvignon marvels in its animated nose of ripe red fruits and crème de cassis melding with a cinnamon-infused, moist chocolate cake given lift by high-toned notes of camphor and spring flowers..."
$220.00Please call (707) 963-3994 for availability
BY WINEMAKER FREDRIK JOHANSSON
The ideal 2012 growing season was classic Napa Valley – great conditions during budbreak through flowering got things off to a great start followed by a Goldilocks summer of “just right” days and cool, foggy nights. A nice warmer stretch from late July through mid-August helped ripen the ample crop and set-up the near perfect September stretch and October finish that gave the fruit the extended hangtime we were hoping for.
Expressive and inviting, the 2012 Staglin Cabernet Sauvignon marvels in its animated nose of ripe red fruits and crème de cassis melding with a cinnamon-infused, moist chocolate cake given lift by high-toned notes of camphor and spring flowers. The generous and supple palate of sweet black raspberries, red plums and blueberry compote liberally swirled with couverture chocolate and cocoa nibs slides seamlessly through a silkily textured exit enlivened by a saline-inflected mineral undercurrent that dissolves into a finish of powdery, fine-grained tannins. While ready to go and ready to give now, this wine will reward additional cellaring.
Release Date: October 1, 2015
Harvest Dates: October 5 - October 23, 2012
Barrel Aging: 21 months
Oak: 100% French: 94% new, 6% used
Blend: 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot
Robert Parker, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2014
2012 Staglin Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 30th Anniversary: 96 points
"One of the greatest Cabernet Sauvignons yet made by the Staglins is the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate 30th Anniversary. It boasts a dense ruby/purple color along with a big, sweet bouquet of crème de cassis, camphor, incense, blackberries and high quality, subtle toast in the background. There is great fruit on the attack and the wine fills out beautifully in the mid-palate. Full-bodied and opulent, this is a classic yet voluptuous example of the 2012 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon crop. It will be delicious young, but age beautifully for two decades or more."
James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, July 29, 2015
Staglin Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Rutherford 30th Anniversary Selection: 95 points
"This is very sexy and seductive with blackberry and dark chocolate character. Full and polished. Fine tannins that go on for minutes. Loving this. Drink or hold."