Staglin Family Vineyard

25th Anniversary Selection Rutherford Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

9.517 ratings
9.44 pro ratings
Rutherford, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Greg Pulsifer

Greg had this 7 years ago

Greg had this 7 years ago

1 person found it helpfulFeb 18th, 2014
Daniel P. Drake

What a treat, tonight I have been given the pleasure of opening this 2002 Staglin family 20th Anniversary Selection Cabernet Sauvignon. This was sent to me by a very good friend to try and I don't know how I got so lucky to be afforded this opportunity. I am keeping an open mind and going to rate this as honestly as I possibly can.

Upon opening there was a bit of an alcohol aroma, so I figured I better let it set for a bit to open up and see if the alcohol blows off. After about an hour it did just that and the aromas became very pronounced.

On the nose I am getting wonderful black fruit, blackberry, black cherry, black plum, cassis, molasses and licorice.

My anticipation of the first taste was palpable. Upon the first sip the dark fruit washes over the palate with black cherry, blueberry, ripe plum, cassis, there are notes of black pepper, licorice and a nice supple finish of black tea.

This wine has medium + acidity and silky medium + tannins. I can say the balance of this wine is totally in unison with a long savory finish.

I am very grateful for the opportunity to have tried such an excellent wine. I can't say thanks enough. What a way to end the weekend. I can now look forward to the week ahead with great expectations.

Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷💚

What a treat, tonight I have been given the pleasure of opening this 2002 Staglin family 20th Anniversary Selection Cabernet Sauvignon. This was sent to me by a very good friend to try and I don't know how I got so lucky to be afforded this opportunity. I am keeping an open mind and going to rate this as honestly as I possibly can.

Upon opening there was a bit of an alcohol aroma, so I figured I better let it set for a bit to open up and see if the alcohol blows off. After about an hour it did just that and the aromas became very pronounced.

On the nose I am getting wonderful black fruit, blackberry, black cherry, black plum, cassis, molasses and licorice.

My anticipation of the first taste was palpable. Upon the first sip the dark fruit washes over the palate with black cherry, blueberry, ripe plum, cassis, there are notes of black pepper, licorice and a nice supple finish of black tea.

This wine has medium + acidity and silky medium + tannins. I can say the balance of this wine is totally in unison with a long savory finish.

I am very grateful for the opportunity to have tried such an excellent wine. I can't say thanks enough. What a way to end the weekend. I can now look forward to the week ahead with great expectations.

Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷💚

Sep 19th, 2016
Greg Gregory

This is a great wine.

This is a great wine.

Jan 30th, 2016
Grant Everett

Think this is drinking at or close to its peak. Great wine.

Think this is drinking at or close to its peak. Great wine.

Jan 25th, 2015
Heather Radano

Beginning to lose its fruit

Beginning to lose its fruit

Sep 28th, 2014
Dave Mills

Crab feed

Crab feed

Jan 26th, 2014
Nick Holmes

She's a real beauty..

She's a real beauty..

Mar 3rd, 2013
Danny Hellams

Outstanding, excellent with a big steak.

Outstanding, excellent with a big steak.

Feb 15th, 2015
Gus Kalaris

Gus had this 4 years ago

Gus had this 4 years ago

Sep 15th, 2016
Rick Lopus

Rick had this 6 years ago

Rick had this 6 years ago

Jan 15th, 2015