Loaded with very ripe dark raspberry and cherry aromas, plus notes of cinnamon, clove, cedar, cocoa nibs, and vanilla, the aromas on this fully ripe Cabernet show intensity and integration even at this early date. At entry, the wine is soft and broad, with rich tannins nicely resolved. The mid-palate shows a sense of density and gravity, while the finish displays a touch of sweet aniseed and a long, juicy black-cherry finish.
The Lindstrom 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested from the Nicali Stags Leap District vineyard between September 23 and 30, 2019. The blocks were harvested separately and transferred to French oak barrels (60% new) after pressing. The lots were blended after 12 months in barrel, then returned back to barrels for an additional 6 months. The Cabernet was bottled without fining or filtration in May, 2021.