Silverado Vineyards Supertuscan Blend Stags Leap District Fantasia 2006

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Harvest Date October 2-13, 2005 Varietal Compostion 54 percent Sangiovese 28 percent Cabernet Sauvignon 18 percent Merlot Vineyards 55 percent Soda Creek Ranch 45 percent Stags Leap District vineyard Bottling Date April 2007 Release Date January 2008 Vintage Notes: The year began with wet weather, followed by a dry period in March, then continued rainfall well into spring with later than usual bloom and set on the vine. The valley experienced unseasonable precipitation into early June. The cool weather continued, with a pleasant summer with few heat spikes. As September approached, growers had concern that the larger than normal crop on the vine would not fully ripen as fog prevailed well into when warm temperatures of Indian Summer typically prevail to harvest. Eventually, though later than normal, the warm days arrived, building much-needed sugars, especially in the red varieties. Winemaking Notes: Average harvest sugar was 26.2 degrees Brix. Drain and press occurred after a 20-day maceration. The wine averaged 14 months in 100 percent French oak, 44 percent of which were new. Analysis: Alcohol, 14.3%; titratable acidity, 5.93 grams per liter; pH, 3.53; residual sugar: dry. Tasting Notes: Dark red color. Earth, tobacco, leather notes, well-integrated sweet toasty oak with lush black cherry aromas. On the palate, bright fruit flavors on entry lead to a broad mid-palate texture that makes the wine enjoyable to drink now. The overall structure of this well-knit wine makes it one for the ages.

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Silverado Vineyards:
The Stags Leap District is one of the smallest, yet most renowned, wine growing regions in Napa Valley. Here, Silverado Vineyards has been quietly producing world-class wines from their state-of-the-art winery for over 20 years. With grapes sourced almost entirely from Silverado’s family-owned estate vineyards, these hand-crafted wines are created in small lots with extreme care. They express... Read more
The Stags Leap District is one of the smallest, yet most renowned, wine growing regions in Napa Valley. Here, Silverado Vineyards has been quietly producing world-class wines from their state-of-the-art winery for over 20 years. With grapes sourced almost entirely from Silverado’s family-owned estate vineyards, these hand-crafted wines are created in small lots with extreme care. They express richness, elegance and age-worthiness. Silverado wines are unique - one-of-a-kind blends of location, philosophy and winemaking style. The Mediterranean-style stone winery, established in 1981, stands on a knoll above the Silverado Trail in the heart of the Stags Leap District. Silverado is a legendary name from the early mining days. Today it symbolizes the Miller family’s long term commitment to the future of Napa Valley wine. Read less

Harvest Date October 2-13, 2005 Varietal Compostion 54 percent Sangiovese 28 percent Cabernet Sauvignon 18 percent Merlot Vineyards 55 percent Soda Creek Ranch 45 percent Stags Leap District vineyard Bottling Date April 2007 Release Date January 2008 Vintage Notes: The year began with wet weather, followed by a dry period in March, then continued rainfall well into spring with later than usual bloom and set on the vine. The valley experienced unseasonable precipitation into early June. The cool weather continued, with a pleasant summer with few heat spikes. As September approached, growers had concern that the larger than normal crop on the vine would not fully ripen as fog prevailed well into when warm temperatures of Indian Summer typically prevail to harvest. Eventually, though later than normal, the warm days arrived, building much-needed sugars, especially in the red varieties. Winemaking Notes: Average harvest sugar was 26.2 degrees Brix. Drain and press occurred after a 20-day maceration. The wine averaged 14 months in 100 percent French oak, 44 percent of which were new. Analysis: Alcohol, 14.3%; titratable acidity, 5.93 grams per liter; pH, 3.53; residual sugar: dry. Tasting Notes: Dark red color. Earth, tobacco, leather notes, well-integrated sweet toasty oak with lush black cherry aromas. On the palate, bright fruit flavors on entry lead to a broad mid-palate texture that makes the wine enjoyable to drink now. The overall structure of this well-knit wine makes it one for the ages.

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