2017 - Mt. George Cabernet Franc

Located east of Napa, our Mt. George Vineyard in Coombsville is the site of one of the first grape plantings in the valley in the 19th century. It was purchased by the Miller family in 1988, with current plantings from 1989. The deep soils derived from volcanic shale and tufa yield Cabernet Franc with aromas of perfumed fruit and fresh herbs and an elegant palette of refined tannin.

Pair the Cabernet Franc with this Farro with Mushrooms and Squash recipe

Cheese pairing suggestion: an earthy, herbal cheese, like Cypress Grove’s Truffle Tremor

Mt. George Cabernet Franc
Vintage Notes 91 points Wine & Spirits, Joshua Greene, October 2020
91 points James Suckling, 12/16/20
91 points wine.com, Wilfred Wong, 2/21/20
90 points Jeb Dunnuck, 1/31/20 Vintage Notes From abundant winter rains to cool spring weather, warm summer temperatures and October’s wildfires, 2017 is a memorable vintage. Plentiful winter rains helped refresh our vines and led to a cool, mild spring. Due in part to these warmer temperatures, 90% of Napa Valley’s grape tonnage was harvested before the wine country wildfires began. Based on Silverado’s house wine style, we typically pick early and were fortunate to have 100% of our fruit harvested with no smoke impact. Tasting Notes Crushed blueberry, plum and cranberry are met with spicy paprika, dried thyme and green tobacco leaf. Broad-shouldered with a dusty cocoa finish.
  • Varietal 98% Cabernet Franc
    2% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Appellation Coombsville
  • Vineyard 100% Mt. George Vineyard
  • Harvest Info September 26, 2016
    24.4° Brix
  • Skin Contact 20 days of skin contact
  • Oak Profile 15.5 months barrel age
    47% new oak
    New oak profile: 80% French, 20% Hungarian
    Overall oak profile: 85% French, 15% Hungarian
  • Analysis 15.0% Alcohol
    5.70 g/L TA
    3.56 pH
    Bottled July 2019
    1,330 cases
  • Aging Suggestions 2-5 years peak; drink by 6-8 years