Wine of the Day; 2013 Silverado Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon GEO

This is an enticing, delicious,well-structured wine that is sure to please!


Fruit for this wine is sourced from the Silverado Vineyards’, Mount George Vineyard located in the Coombsville appellation of the Napa Valley.  It was one of the first vineyards planted to vitis vinefera in the Coombsville AVA. Under the care of pioneering Napa vintner, Henry Hagen, the vineyard known then as Cedar Knolls established its reputation in the 1880’s as a source for fine red wines, winning a silver medal at the 1889 Paris International Exposition.  It’s blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Petit Verdot.  It was aged 17 months in 75% French, 25% American oak, 38% new.

My tasting notes follow:

Color – Opaque violet/purple
Aromas – Aromatic and very appealing black fruit, cigar box, violets, mocha, vanilla and a hint of mint.
Body – Medium-bodied, and elegant with ample fruit nicely balanced with medium-plus acidity and velvety well-integrated sweet tannins.
Taste – Blackberry, cassis, vanilla, plum, cocoa powder.
Finish – Medium-long, very satisfying finish

This wine is approachable now, but will benefit from 2-3 years of aging.

14.9%abv | SRP – $75|2,200 cases|Sample

This is an enticing, delicious well-structured wine that is sure to please!

Pair with: Prime Rib, boneless beef short ribs, or your favorite lamb dish!

About Silverado Vineyards

Silverado Vineyards, which is located in the the Stag’s Leap District of the Napa Valley, was founded in 1981  by Diane Disney Miller and Ron Miller.  But they purchased two properties in the late Seventies, including the 93-acre Silverado Ranch and sold fruit to other wineries.  The winery has grown to nearly 400 acres, which are organically and sustainably farmed.   They produce  estate and single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Chardonnay.  The current winemaker Jonathan Emmerich has been on board since 1998!

You can see the complete history of the winery (including timeline) here.


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One Comment

  1. I was surprised how much I enjoyed this wine. I agree with your assessment, more time will only make it better.

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