STAGLIN Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 2004
One of my favorites. Bold, rich and plush, and this wine has balanced nicley, with plum, wild berry blueberries and smoky mocha-laced oak that’s woven into the flavor. Nice dark purle, close to a light brown. Focused, deep and persistent. Has a long palate , with a nutmeg scent. This is a deep serious wine. Could use a few more years but if you decant for about an hour you will love it. I visited the winery and it is an impressive operation. The family takes pride in their property and wine making. Michael Roland was involved with the making while I was there.
This is a define try. About 150-175 per bottle so it’s not your average table wine.
From Staglin’s Website:
Tasting Notes by Winemaker Fredrik Johansson:
The 2004 vintage provided classic growing conditions for our Cabernet vines. After an early warming trend in March and April, a trouble-free bloom and berry set was followed by sustained sunshine and heat, evenly ripening the grapes for fully developed flavors.
This wine displays a nose profuse with spice and cedar infused black cherries and currants followed by a rich palate of spicy red and black cherries, chocolate covered plums and blueberries with a tease of black olives lurking in the background. The voluminous mid-palate exits with a beautifully textured undercurrent of spice and white pepper that carries through to a lengthy finish that is inflected with hints of earth and mushrooms. This wine is already showing beautifully and will continue to develop more complexity as it ages for 5-10 years.
Reviews by Wine Experts:
James Laube, Wine Spectator, Oct. 15, 2007
“STAGLIN Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 2004– Bold, rich and plush, this is impeccably balanced, with ripe, complex plum, wild berry and smoky mocha-laced oak that’s woven into the flavor profile. Focused, deep and persistent. Has a long, complex aftertaste, with a nutmeg scent. Best from 2009 through 2015. (93 points)
Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, December 2006
“2004 Staglin Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon– The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits a dense purple color, more obvious tannin, and a more masculine style than the 2003. It’s a bigger wine with additional notes of scorched earth, blueberries, blackberries, and heady cassis. Unlike most 2004 Napa Cabernets, this weighty effort will require some bottle aging. Give it 2-3 years of cellaring and consume it over the following two decades.” (92 points)