Napa and Sonoma Cabernet 2009: panel tasting results

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High alcohols and uneven quality in the generic-level wines marred what was otherwise a fine tasting, with our experts recommending most wines for good medium-term drinking. See the top 18 Napa and Sonoma Cabernet 2009 wines here...
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Napa and Sonoma Cabernet 2009, Staglin
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Staglin Family Vineyard Estate, Rutherford, Napa Valley

Staglin Family Vineyard Estate, Rutherford, Napa Valley
Decanter average score: 17.75pts/20 (92/100pts)
Individual judge’s scores: Stephen Brook 17.5 Yohann Jousselin MS 18.5 David Motion 17.5
Cloves, aniseed, vanilla on the nose, which also carries lush plum and black cherry. Great acidity and well integrated, this is rich but not heavy, has a certain limpidity and enough acidity to carry through to the finish. Complex, balanced and should age well.
Price N/A UK staglinfamily.com
Drink 2014–2030
Alc 14.9%

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