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2017 - Mt. George Malbec

NEW RELEASE! Exclusively available to Wine Club in October. Available to the public in November 2020.

Located east of Napa, our Mt George Vineyard is the site of one of the first grape plantings in the valley in the 19th century. The deep soils derived from volcanic shale and tufa yield Malbec with intense dark fruit aromas and a juicy, plush wine. The wine finishes with classic broad and rustic tannins.

Mt. George Malbec
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 Pronounced aromas and flavors of freshly-picked blackberry, rich and bright cherry, and cocoa. This full-bodied wine has firm acidity, round tannins, and hints of espresso and five-spice on the finish.
  • Varietal 95% Malbec, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Merlot
  • Appellation Coombsville
  • Vineyard 100% Mt. George Vineyard
  • Harvest Info September 11, 2017
    24.5° Brix
  • Skin Contact 14 days of skin contact
  • Oak Profile 17 months barrel age
    25% new Hungarian oak
    Overall oak profile: 75% French, 25% Hungarian
  • Analysis 14.3% Alcohol
    5.90 g/L TA
    3.43 pH
  • Production Bottled July 2019
    468 cases