Winemaker Celia Welch who most is known for her efforts at Scarecrow, Corra and Keever, has been making Lindstrom since its debut vintage in 2005 and the start to when I began working with the Lindstrom family. Every year the wines have gained complexity in the glass as the vines have matured and Celia and vineyard manager Mike Wolf have honed in on the vineyard's potential. Situated on a hill resting above the heart of Stags Leap District, this 2019 is “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,” explains Celia. Lindstrom’s 4-acre estate vineyard, named Nicali Vineyard, is comprised of 11 vineyard blocks. And despite it’s smaller acreage, Nicali's diversity of soil, sun exposure, clonal selection and rootstock yields a complex palette of fruit from which to craft the final blend each vintage.