2016 - GEO Cabernet Sauvignon

Awarded 92 points and deemed a 'Benchmark 2016 Napa Cabernet' by James Molesworth, Wine Spectator.

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.

GEO Cabernet Sauvignon

Reviews 96 points The Tasting Panel Magazine, Meridith May, April 2020 issue
95 points jamessuckling.com, James Suckling, 11/19/18
93 points wine.com, Wilfred Wong, 2/21/20
92 points Wine Spectator, James Molesworth, 7/15/20
92 points Wine Enthusiast, Virginie Boone, December 2019
91 points Decanter, 2016 Vintage California Cabernet Panel Tasting, December 2020
91 points Vinous, Antonio Galloni, December 2018
91 points Wine Advocate, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, 1/31/19 Vintage Notes The near-perfect 2016 growing season started early, saw ideal weather conditions throughout and wrapped up as the valley's first significant fall rainstorm arrived on October 14. Thanks to a relatively steady and mild July and August and then a series of warm days at the end of the growing season, vineyards were able to progress to perfect ripeness. Tasting Notes Purple florals such as violet, lilac and lavender, sweet fruit aromas, and hints of clove and bittersweet chocolate. Full-bodied, with a steady richness and structured tannins. Flavors of muddled black cherry, anise and plum, notes of dried thyme, cedar and crushed rock.
  • Varietal 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Appellation Coombsville
  • Vineyard 100% Mt. George Vineyard
  • Harvest Info September 28, 2016
  • Skin Contact Average 22 days of skin contact
  • Oak Profile 17 months barrel age
    43% new oak
    New oak profile: 60% French, 40% American
    Overall oak profile: 74% French and 36% American
  • Analysis 14.7% Alcohol
    5.85 g/L TA
    3.68 pH
    0.05% Rs
    Bottled August 2018