2017 - Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon

Recently awarded Year's Best Cabernets and 92 points by Wine & Spirits, reviewed by Joshua Greene.

Our Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards in Stags Leap District and Coombsville define classic Napa Valley. This time-honored blend delivers a balanced structure and velvety texture.

Pair the Estate Cabernet with this Steak Salad recipe

Recommended Cheese Pairings: Truffle Cheddar, Extra Sharp Cheddar or Aged Cheddar, Comté, Swiss Gruyère, or Parmesan

Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon

Reviews 95 points The Tasting Panel, Meridith May, April 2020 issue
93 points, Gold at the Sunset 2020 International Wine Competition
93 points, Gold at the 2020 London Wine Competition
92 points Wine & Spirits, Joshua Greene, October 2020
92 points James Suckling, 12/22/20
92 points wine.com, Wilfred Wong, 2/21/20
91 points, Gold at the 2020 Sommelier Challenge
90 points Wine Enthusiast, Virginie Boone, October 2020 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 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.
  • Varietal 85% Cabernet Sauvignon
    14% Merlot
    1% Cabernet Franc
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • Vineyard 49% Mt. George Vineyard - Coombsville
    45% Silverado Vineyard - Stags Leap District
    6% Oakville Station - Oakville
  • Harvest Info September 12 – October 4, 2017
    24.1° Brix
  • Skin Contact 18 days of skin contact
  • Oak Profile 18 months barrel age
    48% new oak
    New oak profile: 95% French, 3% Hungarian, 2% American
    Overall oak profile: 90% French, 5% Hungarian, 5% American
  • Analysis 14.4% Alcohol
    6.08 g/L TA
    3.52 pH
    0.08% Rs