2007 Silverado Cabernet Sauvignon
The Silverado Cabernet Sauvignon is a beautiful representation of a full-bodied and terrifically structured Napa Valley Cab. This particular Cabernet is a blend of 85%Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. The grapes come from a mix of Silverado’s Stags Leap Vineyard (58%), their Mt. George Vineyard (36%) and the rest coming from other vineyards. After 18 days in stainless steel tanks the wine is put into a mix of French and American oak for malolactic fermentation.
The wine is earthy with deep fruit flavors or raspberry, blackberry and a hint of blueberry. As the wine opens more fruit is exposed, a touch of cranberry and even some ripe plum offset by some cherry on the palate. The finish is long and the earth continues along with a bit of licorice and pepper. Some of us at Wine Market got a touch of green olive too. Strong but integrated tannins wrap this wine up with balance and grace.
With the balanced tannins and a wonderful acidity, this is a particularly food friendly wine that would be great with seasoned pork, braises and lamb spiced on the heavy side. It’s big enough to handle beef with horseradish or even a Ribeye with blue cheese.
This Cabernet Sauvignon is easy to drink and immediately conjures thought of food; ready to drink or now or great to cellar!
About the Silverado Cabernet Sauvignon:
- Napa Valley
- 85% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 10% Merlot
- 3% Petit Verdot
- 2% Cabernet Franc
- Stags Leap Wineyard (58%)
- Mt. George Vineyard (36%)
- Aged 18 days in Stainless steal
- Mix of American and French Oak
Silverado Tasting Notes:
- Raspberry, blackberry, blueberry
- Cranberry, Cherry and Ripe Plumb
- Green Olive