2018 - 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

Additional pairing recommendations include Roasted Lamb with Rosemary and Mushroom Risotto.

GEO Cabernet Sauvignon

Tasting Notes Rich, concentrated, and well-knit layers of black cherry liquor, cocoa, nutmeg, toasted oak, and tea leaves. Dense tannins and great acidity provide balance and structure to this full-bodied Cabernet for the ages. Reviews 95 points, Tasting Panel, Meridith May, upcoming May/June 2022 issue
93 points, wine.com, Wilfred Wong, 2/9/22
92 points & Year's Best U.S. Cabs, Wine & Spirits, Joshua Green, 12/1/21
91 points, Wine Enthusiast, Virginie Boone, 3/1/22
Double Gold, 2022 Hilton Head Wine & Food Festival
91 points, Gold, 2021 London Wine Competition Vintage Notes February saw abundant rains, followed by lots of filtered light in spring and early summer. Both bud break and flowering occurred a bit late, but under ideal weather conditions, creating a plentiful and even fruit set. Summer brought generous sun during the day and cooler marine influences, virtually uninterrupted by major heat spikes. The relatively mild summer was followed by extended fall sunshine and moderate heat, which created near-ideal conditions for winemakers to allow their fruit to accumulate flavor complexity with gradual increases in sugar levels.
  • Varietal 100% Cabernet
  • Appellation Coombsville
  • Vineyard 100% Mt. George Vineyard
  • Harvest Info September 29 and October 12, 2018
    24.9º Brix
  • Skin Contact Average 19 days of skin contact
  • Oak Profile 18 months barrel age
    43% new oak
    New oak profile: 83% French, 10% American, 7% Hungarian
    Overall oak profile: 86% French, 8% American, 6% Hungarian
  • Varietal 14.7% Alcohol
    5.60 g/L TA
    3.64 pH
    0.07% Rs
  • Production 2,511 cases
    Bottled September 2020
  • Aging Suggestions 6-9 years peak; drink by 12-17 years

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