2017 - 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.

Pair GEO with Chicken with Chunky Olive Tapenade

$75
GEO Cabernet Sauvignon


Reviews 96 points, The Tasting Panel Magazine, Meridith May, January 2021 issue
95 points, Gold, 2020 London Wine Competition
94 points wine.com, Wilfred Wong, 5/7/20
93 points Wine Enthusiast, Virginie Boone, October 2020 issue
93 points Blue Lifestyle, Anthony Dias Blue, 10/3/20
92 points James Suckling, 12/22/20
92 points, Gold at the 2020 Sommelier Challenge 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 Robust aromatics of florals, sweet fruits, and hints of anise, baking spices and dark chocolate. Full-bodied, with good tannin structure and flavors of black cherry crisp, blackberries, mocha, violets and a long berry finish.
  • Varietal 100% Cabernet
  • Appellation Coombsville
  • Vineyard 100% Mt. George Vineyard
  • Harvest Info September 30, 2017
    24.9º Brix
  • Skin Contact Average 20 days of skin contact
  • Oak Profile 18 months barrel age
    45% new oak
    New oak profile: 68% French, 32% American
    Overall oak profile: 83% French and 17% American
  • Varietal 14.7% Alcohol
    5.35 g/L TA
    3.68 pH
    0.05% Rs
  • Production 1,883 cases
    Bottled September 2019
  • Aging Suggestions 5-8 years peak; drink by 10-15 years
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