2017 - Mt. George Merlot

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 or with this Baked Pesto Meatballs recipe

Recommended Cheese Pairings: Smoked Aged Gouda, Brie, Pecorino Romano or Manchego Reserve

Mt. George Merlot

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. Reviews 94 points, The Tasting Panel Magazine, Meridith May, January 2021 issue
92 points, James Suckling 2/2/21
92 points, Gold, 2021 Sommelier Choice Awards
90 points, Wine Enthusiast, Virginie Boone, 11/1/2021
Double Gold, 2021 Hilton Head Food & Wine Festival
Gold, 2021 TexSom International Wine Awards 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% 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 2,498 cases (9L)
    Bottled July 2019
  • Aging Suggestions 3-5 years peak; Drink by 7-9 years