Silverado Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District Solo 2006
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This Cabernet Sauvignon contains 6 percent Merlot and 4 percent Cabernet Franc, with fruit sourced from two Napa Valley vineyards mdash; The Disney Vineyard and the Mount George Vineyard. Jack Stuart has been the winemaker since Silverado was founded in 1981.
This gentle, rich red has slightly volatile aromatics of peppermint over candied red fruit, a parallel to plum sauce for Hoisin beef.
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, itrsquo;s probably best now.
Produced with mostly Stagsrsquo; Leap fruit, this renowned Cab has just a touch of Cabernet Franc and Merlot, which adds complexity and cinnamon-like spice to the long finish.
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.
Beautiful Cabernet. Has all the big, ripe juicy fruit and lavish oak of most Napa Cabs, plus elegance and harmonious balance, the hallmarks of tasteful, knowledgeable winemaking. Gets better and more interesting as it warms in the glass. Hard to believe itrsquo;s this good with the high case production.