Silverado Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
The 2017 Silverado Cabernet Sauvignon aromas of Linzer cookies and savory herbs. A fresh, clean palate with flavors of dark cherry cola, black raspberry, and hints of sweet tobacco. Full-bodied and smooth with a lingering berry finish.
"From three of the winery's heritage vineyards—Mt. George in Coombsville; Silverado Vineyard; and Oakville Station, a historic site overseen by UC Davis—this melodic red (85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, and 1% Cab Franc) aged 18 months in 48% new oak (mostly French, with a smaller percentage of Hungarian and American). Following a perfume of mountain brush, dried violets, blackberry, and slate, the palate makes a bold and elegant statement; its reserved power and beauty show in notes of spiced cedar, sweet tobacco, and a melange of Italian herb–seasoned blue, red, and black fruit." -95pts, Tasting Panel
|Wine Enthusiast: 90|
|A healthy 13% Merlot contributes softness and lifted red fruit to this food-friendly, balanced wine. Cherry and currant accent the smooth, rounded texture and supple, lengthy tannins.|