Dark cranberry in color with a hint of baking spiceon the nose. Flavors of
ripe plum with a touch of vanilla and oak. Finishes on the palate with focused acidity and ends with an explosion of fruit pie
Wine Advocate 92 points - The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon is a gorgeous example of elegance allied to power. The final blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc offers up notes of crushed rock, spring flowers, red and black currants, and plum as well as hints of white chocolate and subtle barrique smells. Medium to full-bodied, with a nicely layered mouthfeel that builds incrementally, the wine has superb purity as well as accessability. It can be drunk now or cellared for 15 or more years. (Dec 2009)
Established in 1981 by Ron and Diane Miller, this winery has been producing proprietor-grown wines that possess richness,
elegance and age-worthiness. Over time, the Miller family has assembled a rich and diverse mosaic of six family-owned
sustainably farmed vineyards, each selected for its ability to contribute nuance and character to the wines.
Silverado has always searched for quality by implementing state-of-the-art viticultural techniques and creative winemaking
methods. From its early use of extended maceration (a common technique today) to its recent focus on newly-designed small,
stainless steel barrels in its Chardonnay program.
Jon Emmerich is only the second lead winemaker in the history of Silverado Vineyards. After graduating from The University of
California, Davis in 1987 with a BS in Fermentation Science, Emmerich worked a harvest at Stags Leap Wine Cellars before
moving on to Silverado Vineyards. During his years at the winery, he has grown Silverado's reputation for quality and
|85% Cabernet Sauvignon/10% Merlot/3% Petit Verdot/2% Cabernet Franc). Grapes were sourced from Stags Leap Vineyard
planted on sloping, gravelly soil and Mt. George Vineyard planted on deep, gravelly soils derived from volcanic rock and ash,
providing depth and structure. Fermented on the skins for 18 days in small stainless steel tanks. Aged in a combination of new
and neutral French (85%) and American oak (15%).
|The Stags Leap District is one of the smallest, yet most renowned, wine growing regions in Napa Valley. Here, Silverado Vineyards has been quietly producing world-class wines from their state-of-the-art winery for over 20 years. With grapes sourced almost entirely from Silverado’s family-owned estate vineyards, these hand-crafted wines are created in small lots with extreme care. They express richness, elegance and age-worthiness. Silverado wines are unique – one-of-a-kind blends of location, philosophy and winemaking style.
The Mediterranean-style stone winery, established in 1981, stands on a knoll above the Silverado Trail in the heart of the Stags Leap District. Silverado is a legendary name from the early mining days. Today it symbolizes the Miller family’s long term commitment to the future of Napa Valley wine.