Situated at the base of the western slopes of Mount St. John, the tallest mountain in the Mayacamas Range, this sixty-one acre property is located in an alluvial fan containing rich volcanic soils. With ideal soils, microclimate and location, the estate’s potential was recognized by some of the first Napa Valley settlers and was planted to vineyards in the mid 1860’s. Today the property is home to the Staglins, fifty-one acres of vines, an underground winery, the historic homestead, a solar array and the many critters that inhabit this certified organic estate. A small family-owned Napa Valley winery devoted to producing great wines for great causes. Farmed organically and solar powered, Staglin Family Vineyard makes wines that are consistently rated among the top wines in each vintage.
The Salus Cabernet Sauvignon is an open and hedonistic wine characterized by generous aromas, flavors and textures. The enveloping and primary aromatics include vibrant raspberry, blueberry and ripe plum saturated in crème de cacao with the slightest uplift of mint and nutmeg. The polished and plushly textured palate, like liquid velvet generously endowed with juicy black cherries and ripe blackberries dripping with heady milk chocolate and a dusting of espresso, is deepened with just the slightest dash of tamari. Though this is a wine driven more by plush and satisfying texture than structure, it finishes with wonderfully polished, pillowy with fine-grained tannins.