Red, Ready, but will improve

2012 Staglin, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa Valley

2012 Staglin, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa Valley

Red | Ready, but will improve | Staglin Family Vineyard | Code:  41507 | 2012 | Cab.Sauvignon Blend | Medium-Full Bodied, Dry | 14.9 % alcohol


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Bottle 6 x 75cl 2cs

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The Producer

Staglin Family Vineyard

Staglin Family Vineyard

Staglin Family Vineyard is situated at the base of Mount St. John, in the Napa Valley district of California.The vineyard was purchased by the Staglins in 1985, and prior to this date had been passed down a long line of owners, including Andre Tchelistcheff, who the Staglins have worked closely with.

They have fifty one acres of vineyard that are organically cultivated, and now the whole company runs solely on solar energy. Often when the weather is good, they produce more energy than is needed, and so is kindly shared with their neighbours.

There is a variety of other plants grown at the vineyard, such as olive trees, clover and sweet peas. Once they start to bud they are mown and turned over into the soil to provide natural fertiliser and nutrients for the vines to soak up. Cabernet, Chardonnay, and Sangiovese are examples of some of the grapes grown at the vineyard.

With such a tiny carbon footprint, the Staglins really do their upmost to protect the land and their crops.

The Grape

Cab.Sauvignon Blend

Cab.Sauvignon Blend

Cabernet Sauvignon lends itself particularly well in blends with Merlot. This is actually the archetypal Bordeaux blend, though in different proportions in the sub-regions and sometimes topped up with Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot.

In the Médoc and Graves the percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend can range from 95% (Mouton-Rothschild) to as low as 40%. It is particularly suited to the dry, warm, free- draining, gravel-rich soils and is responsible for the redolent cassis characteristics as well as the depth of colour, tannic structure and pronounced acidity of Médoc wines. However 100% Cabernet Sauvignon wines can be slightly hollow-tasting in the middle palate and Merlot with its generous, fleshy fruit flavours acts as a perfect foil by filling in this cavity.

In St-Emilion and Pomerol, the blends are Merlot dominated as Cabernet Sauvignon can struggle to ripen there - when it is included, it adds structure and body to the wine. Sassicaia is the most famous Bordeaux blend in Italy and has spawned many imitations, whereby the blend is now firmly established in the New World and particularly in California and  Australia.

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