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2017 - Mt. George Merlot

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 Merlot fruit of power and structure.

Pair with this Classic Mac & Cheese recipe

Mt. George Merlot

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 Sweet and savory suggest fresh raspberry, thyme and a hint of meatiness. The tannin, acidity and flavors are nicely knit. Savory herbs and sweet berries are met with a clean, mineral finish.
  • Varietal 100% Merlot
  • Appellation Coombsville
  • Vineyard 100% Mt George Vineyard
  • Harvest Info September 2 & 6, 2017
    25.2° Brix
  • Skin Contact 16 days of skin contact
  • Oak Profile 18 months barrel age
    43% new oak
    New oak profile: 80% French, 20% Hungarian,
    Overall oak profile: 90% French, 10% Hungarian
  • Analysis 14.9% Alcohol
    5.90 g/L TA
    3.44 pH
    0.04% Rs
  • Production Bottled July 2019
    2,498 cases (9L)