Following the extraordinary 2005 debut vintage from Greg and Carol Lindstrom's 4-acre Nicali Vineyard that captured my top rating for a Cabernet Sauvignon last year, the new release is a solid follow-up.
Aroma: licorice, blackberry, currant and subtly smoked cherry
Palate: smooth and firm through the middle with nicely formed texture, the finish is ripe berry, black cherry and chocolate
Impression: If fortunate enough to be on the mailing list for this highly allocated wine, consider yourself lucky. There is very little that ever makes it in to retail. It seems to hold a bit more in reserve right now and will benefit from 3 - 5 years in the cellar.