Staglin Family Cabernet Sauvignon 25th Anniversary Selection 2007
WA96: The sensational 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (their 25th anniversary selection) may be the best wine Staglin has ever made. Tasting like a classic Margaux or St.-Julien, it offers up notes of new saddle leather, cedar, spice box, black currants, black cherries and hints of graphite and wood. This full-bodied, intense 2007 is still extremely young, but it is beautifully proportioned with a seamless integration of all the component parts. A brilliant effort, it admirably reflects its appellation. Moreover, it should drink beautifully over the next 20-25 years.
WS94: A creamy, seductive style that relies on power and finesse, with a supple mix of mocha, currant, anise, cedar and cigar box notes. The tannins are grippy but the flavors are persistent.