2018 - Henry Cabernet Sauvignon

New release & winery exclusive.

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.

Pair Henry with this Brazilian Beef Stroganoff recipe.

Cheese pairing suggestion: Gouda

Henry Cabernet Sauvignon
Tasting Notes Medium-full bodied with a broad mid-palate and sumptuous fruit profile of sweet plum, rich blackberry, and dark cherry. Gingerbread and sweet tobacco oak accents add a nice complexity. Vintage Notes February saw abundant rains, with filtered light in spring and early summer. Bud break occurred late, but under ideal weather conditions, creating a plentiful, even fruit set. Summer brought generous sun and cooler marine influences, uninterrupted by major heat spikes. Extended fall sunshine and moderate heat allowed 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 & October 12, 2018
    25.2º Brix
  • Skin Contact Average 20 days of skin contact
  • Oak Profile 16.5 months barrel age
    42% new oak
    New oak profile: 82% French, 18% Hungarian
    Overall oak profile: 85% French, 15% Hungarian
  • Varietal 14.7% Alcohol
    5.70 g/L TA
    3.60 pH
    0.043% Rs
  • Limited Production 654 cases
    Bottled August 2020
  • Aging Suggestions Very drinkable now.
    4-7 years peak; drink by 8-10 years

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