2013 - GEO Cabernet Sauvignon

In 1988, Ron and Diane Miller, purchased the Mt George Vineyard, the site of the first vinifera plantings in the Coombsville AVA.  Situated in a quiet corner of the Napa Valley a few miles east of the city of Napa, Mt George is a vineyard of undeniable strength. As the 20th anniversary of Silverado’s first Mt George harvest approached in 2012, the decision was made to make a wine for the occasion. It is called GEO – Greek for “Earth” and short for “George” – and it represents the highest expression of single-vineyard Cabernet from this extraordinary place. 

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GEO Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage Notes A warm, dry spring brought early bud break, helped with canopy vigor and berry size and created ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set under sunny skies. With the exception of one heat spike in late June/early July, temperatures were consistently in the zone for optimal vine activity, resulting in notably healthy vines are fruit went through veraison and started ripening. Tasting Notes Dark in color, round and powerful. It has bright berry and herb aromas, a dense mid-palate with good structure and a long finish.
  • Varietal 88% Cabernet Sauvignon
    12% Petit Verdot
  • Appellation Coombsville
  • Vineyard 100% Mt George
  • Harvest Info September 26, 27, and October 3, 2013
    25.2° Brix
  • Skin Contact Average 17 days
  • Oak Profile 17 months barrel age
    38% new oak
    New oak profile: 75% French, 25% American
    Overall oak profile: 89% French, 11% American
  • Analysis 14.2% Alcohol
    5.46 g/L TA
    3.63 pH
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