Fantastic new Cabernet made exclusively from grapes selected from the Staglin Family Rutherford estate. Limited. Intensely dark, black fruits fill the glass with the blackberry, blackcurrant, boysenberry and ripe Damson plum taking center stage. Unctuous and resinous, the complex notes of leather, coffee extract, cocoa liquor and crushed rocks are given lift and lightness by an integrated essence of camphor, anise and potpourri. While the palate is initially a bit compact and focused, it quickly blossoms into a wonderfully mouth coating elixir with a fine-grained structure and a lively, granular texture that keeps on keeping on. This Salus Cabernet Sauvignon is at present a big, structured and tightly wrapped wine that will give and grow when given time and air.