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Staglin Family Vineyard
staglin_family_logo.jpg At Staglin Family we create wines of intense fruit character, with soft, supple tannins. Winemaker Fredrik Johansson gives them the attention they need to develop delicious tastes and scents on release, while retaining the complexity for extended aging.


David Abreu farms our vineyard organically (and very carefully!) to bring forth intense flavors from our Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, and Chardonnay grapes. After fermentation, Fredrik ages our Cabernets in 100% new French oak for 20-24 months. This combination of nurtured terroir and gentle encouragement in the winery gives our Cabernets in particular a "Rutherford Dust" tannin characteristic, special to our part of the Napa Valley. And , because of the Burgundian low malolactic, moderate oak style in which we make our Chardonnays, they appeal to many people who usually prefer red wines.