2001 STAGLIN Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Napa Valley *Magnum*

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Indulge in the refined allure of the 2001 Staglin Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford. With its harmonious blend of mature black fruit, subtle oak, and velvety texture, this vintage offers a captivating journey through the Napa Valley’s terroir. Secure this Magnum today and savor a piece of Staglin Family Vineyard’s rich winemaking history. Cheers to timeless elegance in every sip! **1 Magnum Only**

Volume: 1500 ML | 14.8% ABV

1 in stock

Wine Enthusiast – 96 Points

One of the best Rutherford wines of the vintage. Dramatically concentrated, everything’s on steroids, but controlled and beautiful. Very ripe and plush, oaky and young, fabulously expressive. Flavors are of black currants, sweet cherries, vanilla, smoke. A perfect expression of youthful brilliance and age worthiness. Oct/2004 —S.H.

Wine Advocate – 94 Points

A very strong showing for this wine, which is the quintessential Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon, with loads of earthy soil undertones intermixed with sweet kirsch and black currant fruit. Some underbrush notes interwoven with forest floor and black currants hit the palate with resounding authority, yet retain their elegance and finesse in this medium to full-bodied wine, which is approaching full maturity. It should continue to drink well for another 15 or more years. May/2011 —Robert Parker Jr.

Wine Spectator – 94 Points

A wonderful orchestration of ripe fruit. Smooth, rich and harmonious, with layers of plum, wild berry, blackberry, black olive and spice. Tightly focused with a fleshy texture, layers of complexity and depth and a long, persistent finish that keeps you coming back for another sip. Nov/2004 —James Laube

Connoisseurs Guide to California Wine – 94 Points

A worthy successor to last year’s stellar offering, this bottling is deep, ripe, complex and compelling. Its extraordinarily inviting aromas of currants, sweet earth, root beer and toasted caramel are both open in style and still-developing in cast, and together with the wine’s wholly convincing flavors and not immoderate tannins, promise further glories to come with bottle age. It favors ripeness and heat a bit much for absolute perfection, but set it aside for five years at least and let the wine grow into itself. The rewards will be worth the wait! Dec/2004 —

Description

The 2001 Staglin Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford stands as a testament to the artistry and craftsmanship of the Staglin Family Vineyard. This vintage, now over two decades old, continues to captivate wine enthusiasts with its rich and complex character.

In the glass, the wine unveils a deep, garnet hue, hinting at the maturity that has gracefully developed over the years. The nose is an intoxicating blend of ripe blackberries, cassis, and dark cherries, interwoven with subtle notes of vanilla, cedar, and a touch of tobacco. These aromas speak to the meticulous oak aging process, which has imparted both structure and nuance to the wine.

On the palate, the 2001 Staglin Cabernet Sauvignon delivers a symphony of flavors that dance across the tongue. Bold black fruit flavors, such as blackcurrant and plum, take center stage, accompanied by layers of chocolate, coffee, and a nuanced hint of dried herbs. The wine’s texture is velvety and luxurious, a result of well-integrated tannins that have softened with age.

The Rutherford AVA, renowned for its exceptional terroir, contributes distinct characteristics to this vintage. The region’s gravelly soils, warm days, and cool nights provide an ideal environment for cultivating Cabernet Sauvignon grapes that express the essence of the Napa Valley.

As the wine lingers on the finish, it leaves a lasting impression of elegance and balance. The 2001 Staglin Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford is a prime example of how time can enhance the qualities of a well-crafted wine, allowing it to evolve into a masterpiece that tells a story of both the vintage and the vineyard.

This bottle serves as a reminder of the Staglin Family Vineyard’s commitment to producing wines of exceptional quality and character. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for future celebrations, the 2001 Staglin Cabernet Sauvignon stands as a timeless representation of the artistry and dedication that goes into crafting outstanding Napa Valley wines.

Nestled in the heart of the renowned Rutherford AVA in Napa Valley, Staglin Family Vineyard has a storied history dating back several decades. The tale begins when founders Garen and Shari Staglin purchased the historic Staglin property in 1985, setting the stage for the creation of a vineyard that would go on to produce exceptional wines.

The Staglin family’s commitment to quality and sustainability has been a driving force behind their success. Recognizing the potential of their terroir, they meticulously planted vineyards with a focus on Cabernet Sauvignon, the flagship grape of Napa Valley. The estate’s unique gravelly soils and the region’s ideal climate became the canvas for crafting wines that would capture the essence of the land.

In 1992, the Staglin Family Vineyard gained additional acclaim as they released their first estate Cabernet Sauvignon, showcasing the family’s dedication to producing wines of exceptional character. Over the years, the vineyard has consistently garnered praise for its commitment to organic and sustainable farming practices, underlining a deep respect for the environment.

The Staglin family has not only shaped their vineyard but has also made significant contributions beyond the wine world. In 1995, they founded the Staglin Music Festival for Mental Health, a charitable event that raises awareness and funds for mental health research. This commitment to philanthropy reflects their belief in giving back to the community and making a positive impact.

The Staglin Family Vineyard has become synonymous with craftsmanship, sustainability, and a passion for both winemaking and philanthropy. Each vintage from this esteemed estate reflects not only the nuances of the Napa Valley terroir but also the family’s unwavering commitment to producing wines that stand the test of time. As the years unfold, the Staglin legacy continues to grow, leaving an indelible mark on the world of fine wines and making their vineyard a symbol of excellence in Napa Valley.

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