2019 STAGLIN FAMILY VINEYARD SALUS ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Winemaker Fredrik Johansson honed his craft working alongside Thomas Rivers Brown at Outpost and as the assistant winemaker at Schrader and Maybach. The 2019 Salus is 99% Cabernet Sauvignon with 1% Cabernet Franc all from the estate vineyard and represents top-level winemaking and farming, priced less than you’d expect for a wine of this remarkable pedigree.
If you enjoy and collect Cabernet Sauvignon from the top vineyards in Napa, this is for you! The 2019 Vintage is really starting to shine my friends, and it will likely go fast considering some Napa wineries didn’t produce 2020 (insider information & friendly heads-up). There’s never any pressure to buy, however please consider Napa Valley is a Global Destination… restaurants and wineries are completely packed right now this Summer 2022 Evening and Afternoon, with Tourists from all over the world. Hotels are booked solid through Harvest, and everyone is buying cases of 2018 Vintage and 2019 Vintage Napa Valley.
KV95 | From Master Sommelier, “The Salus Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 begins with a focused nose of dark berries, elegant florals, and light spice. The concentrated, lush, delineated fruit flavors on the palate include powerful black currants, juicy blackberries, briary boysenberries, and ripe bing cherries. Complex notes of pencil lead, French lavender, dusty baker’s chocolate, fresh rosemary, and light vanilla spice soon follow. The intensity of fruit, plush, long finish, and slightly dusty tannins allow immediate enjoyment of this Cab but promise over a decade of beautiful drinking in this sweet spot.” KEVIN VOGT 95 POINTS
STAGLIN Winery Tasting Notes: “Welcome to High Definition Cabernet – the 2019 Salus is a generous and deliciously detailed display of exuberant dark fruits dynamically supported by a range of floral, earthy and herbaceous characters. Lifted floral notes slide into resinous rosemary underlain by tilled earth and powdered porcini mushrooms complexed with a puff of gunpowder, graphite and criollo cigar wrapper. Bursting blackcurrant and ripe raspberry deepened by crushed cacao nibs and fresh licorice root envelop the palate before sliding silkily through a delightfully delineated and lengthy exit. The hint of grip and grit on the finish portends a rewarding and delicious life for this wine. ” CALIHIWINES 99 POINTS
★ GREAT WINES for a GREAT CAUSES… STAGLIN Family Vineyard: SALUS, is the Roman Goddess of health and well being. 100% of the proceeds of Salus go toward fundraising for brain health and mental health… (every bottle helps)