2017 - Henry Cabernet Sauvignon

In 1877, German immigrant Henry Hagen purchased a Napa vineyard site and named it Cedar Knoll. This was the first vineyard to be planted in the area which would later be known as the Coombsville AVA.

In 1988, Silverado purchased 170 acres of the site, replanted vines, and named it Mt. George Vineyard after the volcano which created the deep, gravelly soils and intensity of place that volcanic wines are known for. Our GEO Cabernet Sauvignon is named for and crafted exclusively from the fruit of Mt. George.

Each year we select distinctive blocks of an extraordinary field selection from this same vineyard and create a special single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon in Henry’s honor.

Cheese pairing suggestion: Gouda

Winery exclusive.

Henry Cabernet Sauvignon
Tasting Notes Sweet earth and spice aromas and flavors of fennel, green peppercorn, gingerbread, graphite, sweet plum, and blackberry. Accents of vanilla and toasted oak. Medium-bodied with a broad mid-palate and good fruit profile. 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.
  • Varietal 100% Cabernet
  • Appellation Coombsville
  • Vineyard 100% Mt. George Vineyard
  • Harvest Info September 26 & 30, 2017
    24.8º Brix
  • Skin Contact Average 20 days of skin contact
  • Oak Profile 18 months barrel age
    45% new French oak
    Overall oak profile: 100% French
  • Varietal 14.3% Alcohol
    6.02 g/L TA
    3.55 pH
  • Limited Production 662 cases
    Bottled June 2019
  • Aging Suggestions Very drinkable now.
    4-7 years peak; drink by 8-10 years

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