Staglin Family Vineyard Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
|California, Napa Valley, Rutherford
|Staglin Family Vineyard
The beautifully sculpted 2019 Staglin Cabernet plays out like a well written thriller, full of brilliant dialogue between its dramatic dark fruit, fine tannins, alluring resins and focused acidity. After building masterfully to a pinnacle of sun-ripened fig, lively boysenberry, and hints of cedar, these flavors recede to reveal traces of lavender imbued Dutch cocoa and rosebud tea swirling gracefully around a resolute, savory core. The wine sustains its textural finish through an ever-evolving cast of subtle, earth driven notes until softly releasing from the palate. Lovely and refined at this early glimpse, all indications promise an age-worthy representation of the phenomenal vintage. Sure to become a classic.
The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is a rich, heady wine that is going to need a number of years to shed its baby fat and come into its own. Dark and vertical in feel, the 2019 possesses tremendous energy as well as power. Black cherry, chocolate, new leather, licorice, espresso and cloves build into the huge, resonant finish. The 2019 spent 22 months in barrel, 80% new. I would not dream of touching a bottle anytime soon.
A broad, loamy and frankly toasted style, with a steady rolling wave of warmed cassis and plum sauce supported by freshly plowed earth, sweet tobacco and licorice root. A little toothy through the finish, with a plum skin note hinting at overextraction, but the fruit wins out and fans of the muscular style will be pleased with this. Drink now through 2038. 2,300 cases made.