If you’ve driven on Silverado Trail in Napa, you’ve likely come across Silverado Vineyards and noticed its famous neighbors like Stag’s Leap Winery, Odette, Pine Ridge and Chimney Rock.
We have tasted many different Silverado wines over the years, and they consistently deliver quality at price points that are often times lower than the big names that surround them.
Most recently before this wine, we tasted the 2013 Silverado Mt George Merlot from the recently designated Napa region of Coombsville and it was outstanding for $30.
Costco’s price on this Cabernet is just a bit more at $32.99, which seems like a bargain considering retail is around $50, and Wine.com is selling for $42.
This wine is a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot and it is assembled from three different vineyards in Stag’s Leap, Mt. George and Oakville Station.
Overall, we found this to be classic Napa Cabernet at a fair price, something not easily found nowadays. It’s a clear step up from the inconsistent, and often overpriced bottles you find under $20. Plus I love the ’13 vintage in Napa.
This wine has big dark fruit all over the nose and in the mouth. Tons of blueberry with some mineral and wet stone; balanced oak adds to the finish; Still a little tight, so I’d recommend a decant for sure.
From a price to quality perspective, this wine delivers. It’s not your everyday table wine at this price, but when you want a nice Napa Cab that you can enjoy and find interesting at every taste, this is a solid choice at a fair price.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 90 points
Costco item number: 78465
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA