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1998 Staglin Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
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87 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2001

Bright ruby-red. Black cherry, black raspberry, cocoa powder, mint and a whiff of dill on the nose. Rich, layered and sweet, with slightly medicinal dark berry and cherry flavors. Finishes with good length and sweetness, and big, dusty, slightly dry-edged tannins.

91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Pretty Good
by CalCabLover
Not a bad effort for Staglin. The 98 is drinking well now, but overall, the wine seems to be a victim of a medioce, overpriced vintage. I wouldn't buy it again at $75, but at $50 it would be about right. Nonetheless, this is still a fine representation of what a Napa Cab should be.


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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon built its reputation on Bordeaux's Left Bank. Here, in the district of Medoc, the varietal is the key component of blended wines that also may include some Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and even Malbec and Petit Verdot. Moving slightly south, Cabernet Sauvignon meets Merlot in roughly equal proportions in the red wines of Graves. In both of these Bordeaux regions, the top bottles...
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