Silver Mountain Vineyards Red Bordeaux Blend Santa Cruz Mountains Alloy 2002
Case Discount: 15% Handcrafted with a passion for quality, Silver Mountain's wines possess exquisite, complex flavors that are delicious now and also benefit from aging. Winemaker Tasting Notes: Silver Mountain's Alloy is a rich, complex Bordeaux-style blend (like a Meritage). Blackberries, black-currents, loganberries and blueberries are in such abundance that the fruit explodes out of the glass. The mouthfeel is big yet balanced, tannins firm yet supple and velvety, the palate round yet full. Hints of cedar and nutmeg linger on the finish. This is a deliciously unctuous, fruity wine. 51% Cabernet Sauvignon (32% Soma and 19% Mannstand Vineyards), with 37% Merlot from Bellicitti Vineyard, and 6% each Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot from Mannstand Vineyard. Return to Silver Mountain Wine List
External Reviews for Silver Mountain Vineyards Red Bordeaux Blend Santa Cruz Mountains Alloy
Winemaker and proprietor, Jerold O’Brien, looks for the biggest flavours he can find. His estate Chardonnays are legendary in the mouth-whomping minerality department. And this Bordeaux blend of Cab Sauvignon Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot, is no slouch, either. Really well crafted and perfectly balanced, this lovely Bordeaux blend will leave no mouth unserved. The year and a half in tight-grained Hungarian really packs in the spice. From the 40 percent older French oak comes a pleasant roundness making this one a lot easier to drink than many Bordeaux blends from this vintage. I loved the inviting cherry and cedar aromas of this wine: it promises bright acidity and delivers in spades. The flavours are so delightful, especially cherries, cassis, pine and tar, leading to cinnamon, cedar and hints of coffee. This is a wine that takes no prisoners, and keeps coming at you, right in the jugular. A great balance between acid, tannin and velvet, this wine really makes for a pleasant evening of dining. This is a wonderful food wine that jut happens to go with what you have in the larder, especially if it is aged cheese, some charcuterie, or perhaps a well-aged rib eye steak topped with caramelized wild mushrooms or blue cheese butter.