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Silverado Vineyards – Block Blend Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
History of the Winery/AVA/Vineyard: Napa Valley
In 1981, Ron and Diane Miller and her mother, Lillian Disney, established Silverado Vineyards. This winery is in the heart of Stags Leap District, Silverado Vineyards has embarked on its fourth decade of producing estate-grown, produced, and bottled fine wines. The third and fourth generations of the Miller family continue the founders’ legacy.
Silverado Vineyard was one of the first four in Stags Leap District to plant Cabernet in the 1960s. The winery owns five other storied vineyards across Napa Valley’s top AVAs: Miller Ranch in Yountville, Mt. George in Coombsville, Soda Creek/Borreo Ranch, and both Firetree and Vineburg in Carneros. The estate is comprised of over 600 acres. Forty percent of the land is preserved, and 360 acres are sustainably farmed and certified Napa Green. (source: Silverado Vineyards Web Site)
The grapes comes from three vineyards located in St. George Vineyard (Block M-T), Oakville Station Vineyard (Block S) and Silverado Vineyard (Block A-T).
Wine Maker: Jon Emmerich
Costco Notes: Aromas & Flavors of red berries, cinnamon and nutmeg baking spices. A juicy, round texture and berry pie finish
Left Coast Tasting Notes:
Color: This Garnet colored Cabernet is very light bodied. This is one of the lightest Cabernets we have tasted in a long time.
Nose (aromas): A lot of fruit on the front end, picking up red cherry and blackberry. An innocuous nose.
Palate (flavors): This wine does not have overpowering fruit, but does have cherry and blackberry predominately. You will find a hint of pepper and some hints of minerals. No apparent oak/tannins and no finish to the wine. This wine is drinkable as soon as you pull the cork and does not change its flavor profile with time in the glass.
Summary: This is an excellent wine to drink on a warm afternoon. It is a nicely balance red wine that will go well with BBQ chicken or pork.
Our Rating: Wednesday – if you were looking for a Cabernet Sauvignon
(James Suckling 92)
Costco SKU: 1534162
Store Location: Danville, CA
Date of Tasting: 9/3/2021
Tasting Panel: M.S., L.F., B.H., A.T., M.A., C.P.
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