Sinegal Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
Located in St Helena, just west of Highway 29, the Sinegal estate is on some of the most coveted land in the valley. Their neighbors include Dana Estates, and the famed Beckstoffer Dr. Crane and Beckstoffer Las Piedras vineyards (as a reference, these three properties each have 100-point wines tied to them). Sinegal sits atop one of the most prized types of soils desired for grapevines, so their grapes develop highly-complex flavors, dazzling aromatics, and wonderful texture. But yields are small, so the resulting wines are brimming with concentration!
The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is every bit as magnificent as it was last year. A heady, statuesque wine, the 2019 captures all the pedigree of the vintage. Inky red cherry fruit, mocha, licorice and spice race across the palate. The 2019 is bright, deep and powerful, with exceptional balance and tons of class. It's a stunning wine, to say the least. The move towards a slightly less pushed style, with less overt oak signatures, has paid off big time. This is a fabulous showing.
I loved the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, and it's certainly going to over-deliver. Terrific notes of cassis, white flowers, graphite, and classy oak give way to a rich, medium to full-bodied red with classic Cabernet character, beautiful balance, ripe tannins, and a great finish.