Staglin Family Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2019
VINTAGE : 2019
COUNTRY : USA
REGION/APPELLATION : California, Napa Valley
VARIETALS : 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot
Winemaker Tasting Notes
2019 was rather mild and even compared to some of the extremes of the previous few vintages but experienced its own significant range that will define the wines that come from it. From a winter and early spring that were appropriately cold and wet to an abundantly warm and sunny April followed by the near historically rainy May, the season certainly felt a bit like a rollercoaster. However, it proved to be one that knew how and when to let up and slow down when it needed to resulting in a smallish crop reaching peak maturity at the right time.
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.