Staglin Family Vineyard

Staglin Family Vineyard

Estate Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Penultimate bottle from a case of 12, bottle variation is crazy. Where the last was quite mature, this seemed just bottled, almost parallel to the ‘07 open beside it. Dry and laden with dark chocolate, black currant and baking spice. Had a Bordeaux vibe the ‘07 didn’t. Beautiful. — 11 days ago

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Booth Bella Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Staglin does such a great job. 14 vintage, so approachable to be so young. Think Little Children by Tom Perotta. But not really — 6 months ago

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25th Anniversary Selection Rutherford Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

The most powerful Staglin I’ve tasted, it’s purity and freshness of fruit and acidity belies it’s age. Enormously structured and built to last. Dark cocoa, leather, that Rutherford dust. Lock these away. — 11 days ago

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Salus Estate Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Powerful yet reserved, deep, and harmonious. Pronounced notes of black fruits such as blackberry, blackcurrant and plum, followed by complex mix of black tea, cocoa, anise, cedar, worn leather, vanilla, herbs, and dry soil. Palate, though still a bit tight, is warm and finely textured, underpinned by sleek acidity and fine grained tannins. Gorgeous!

Salus was specially created for the charitable cause of metal health research. From the younger vines of the estate. Aged 19 month French oak barrel, 90% new.
— 3 months ago

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Salus Estate Napa Valley Chardonnay 2014

2nd label. A pretty great 2nd. — 7 months ago

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Mike R

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Yes it is a great 2nd label
Joe Lucca

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Love this for the QPR. I think we drank this at the very first WNH gathering at Ronnie’s place.
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@Joe Lucca I remember that. Good QPR.

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Salus Estate Booth Bella Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

The MoM group had a rather large line-up of bottles this week, nearly a dozen strong, and not a dud in the lineup. That being said, this was one of three bottles that rose to the top. This arguably had the most interesting and enjoyable nose. A serious wine that would compliment a variety of meals. Impressive. — 11 days ago

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Stagliano Rutherford Sangiovese

1995 still drinking in its prime! — 4 months ago

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Stagliano Rutherford Rosato di Sangiovese 2017

Drew Summers

Rocked Out Takeout Lebanese...

— 6 months ago

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Bella Oaks Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

David T

Finished up a Coravin-ed Magnum of 03 Bella Oaks. Absolute blue fruit heaven! Disappointing they no longer have the Vineyard. Staglin bought this vineyard and now makes a Bella Oaks at 2 1/2 times the price Heitz sold it when they still had Vineyard four or five years ago. Even more disappointing is the family just sold the Winery. The Heitz family are in that Napa Pioneer conversation. Hard to believe they decided to give that up. They sold it to Gaylon Lawrence Jr.. The family made their money in agriculture, banking and own a national air-conditioning distributor but, have no winery experience. David Heitz is also stepping aside as Winemaker. We’ll see if and how their style changes over the coming years. @PlateAndBottle — 9 months ago

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Nigel Kinsman

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Not quite. Staglin didn’t buy Bella Oaks, Suzanne Booth did. She sold fruit to Staglin and Staglin produced wines from Bella Oaks Vineyard from 2011 to 2015. Likely starting from the 2016 vintage onwards you’ll see Bella Oaks creating their own wines from their own vineyard. Exciting times ahead for Bella Oaks.
David T

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They did buy the land but it’s been a partnership with Staglin. To date, I’ve not read or heard that partnership ending. We’ll see if that ends. Starting a Winery in Napa is ultra expensive. They could alway try making their wine at a co-op, but they would have to fall into a schedule at co-op. Their picking and vinifying date might not be in their full control.