Staglin Family Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 20th Anniversary Selection 2002
Harvest Dates: September 12– October 8, 2002 Barrel Aging: 24 months Oak: 100% new French oak barrels, medium-plus toast Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon $125 per bottle (750 ml) "The 2002 vintage is one of prolonged ripeness and winemaker patience. This 2002 STAGLIN FAMILY VINEYARD cabernet is such a wine. The vintage was earmarked by moderate weather finishing with an exceptional September and October of warm-hot days and cool nights. The grapes were able to develop rich-ripe flavors while maintaining a natural acidity. There is a deep black color with ripe aromas of blueberry, plum, and the distinctive Rutherford dust nose. The flavors are mushroom, blueberry and distinctive caramel from the 100% new French oak barrels. The finish lingers with hints of shaved chocolate, ripe plum and tobacco. The tannins are supple and silky with a lingering flavor of black tea. This is a wonderfully balanced wine from the front palate to the finish. The wine is youthful, friendly now and will continue to develop beautifully for 10-15 years."
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Wow. I loved this wine. Heavily extracted, yes. Ripe, yes. But the wine making was restrained, letting the vineyard express its own greatness. everything here was in balance and changed with every taste. This is a wine to enjoy for over a decade.
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Starts with an extraordinarily complex, refined aroma, detailed and inviting in cassis, tobacco, anise, cocoa and smoky oak. In the mouth, there's fantastic depth and complexity. The wine is rich, profound, a star even in its Rutherford stable of tho... Wine Enthusiast. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2002 Staglin Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 20Th Anniversary 750ml