Silverado Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2005
Harvest Date: October 17 to 22 Vineyard: 100 percent Stags Leap vineyard Appellation: Stags Leap District, Napa Valley Bottling Date: August 2007 Release Date: October 2008 We picked at 25.8 Brix, with yields of 5.74 tons to the acre. Average 27 day maceration. The wine averaged 18 months in barrels, 100 percent new French oak. 1,693 cases were bottled. Volatile acidity: 0.59 grams per liter. Dry residual sugars.
This dark purple wine has explosive aromas of jammy fruit including plum, cherry and currant followed by some hints of tobacco and smokey oak. On the palate, this full-bodied cabernet opens with wonderful black fruit flavors of blackberries and black cherries with some black tea and pepper in the middle and some licorice on the back. The oak was subtle and the tannins were rather soft for such a big and young Cabernet.
Two and a half glasses
External Reviews for Silverado Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
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.
Bright, saturated red-ruby. Aromas of black fruits, menthol, coffee and mocha. Then surprisingly sweet, supple and seamless, with enticing dark fruits and spicy oak spreading over the palate. Broad and creamy; seems distinctly more pliant and graceful than the Limited bottling. Finishes with toothcoating tannins and very good breadth.
Forward aromas of cocoa, cassis and bay leaf. Full and rich black cherry and plum fruit meet spice and sweet oak on the palate. Superb balance continues through a persistent finish.
This gentle, rich red has slightly volatile aromatics of peppermint over candied red fruit, a parallel to plum sauce for Hoisin beef.
The elegant 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa (87% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc) reveals notions of lead pencil shavings intermixed with black cherries, black currants, toast, and damp earth. It is a mid-weight, flavorful red with good acidity as well as a moderately long finish. It should keep for 7ndash;10 years.
This is a wine of pedigree. It shows in the exquisite acids and tannins and overall balance of its parts, including oak. The flavors are classic blackcurrants and cassis, with a nice edge of dried herbs. Not a blockbuster, it's probably best now.
A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2005 Silverado Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml
Food Pairings for Silverado Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Intense dark ripe red fruit aromas with dried herb and spice leads to a broadly structured palate with layers of berry fruit compote, bittersweet chocolate and vanilla.
1693 cases produced.
|Total Acidity: 5.44 grams per liter|