Staglin Family Chardonnay Rutherford Estate 2007
This 2007 Estate Chardonnay has a vibrant, refined honey color highlighted by flashes of chartreuse followed by a nose rife with candied lemon rind, blooming honeysuckle and young white peaches on a bed of crushed rock spiced by hints of raw hazelnuts and a tease of toasty oak. This medium bodied wine displays wonderful balance on a flint driven palate of crisp Golden Delicious apples and fresh Key limes layered with lemon curd followed by a pleasant oak infused vanilla inflected finish. Though enjoyable now this wine will gain additional complexity over the next three to five years.
We Staglins are a family that enjoys wine and cares deeply about philanthropy. Each person in our family, Shari, Garen, Brandon and Shannon, works together to make our motto, “great wines for great causes,” a reality. The wine we make is a not only a passion in itself but also a means to make the world a better place.