2012 - GEO Cabernet Sauvignon

In 1988, Ron and Diane Miller, purchased the Mt George Vineyard, the site of the first vinifera plantings in the Coombsville AVA.  Situated in a quiet corner of the Napa Valley a few miles east of the city of Napa, Mt George is a vineyard of undeniable strength. As the 20th anniversary of Silverado’s first Mt George harvest approached in 2012, the decision was made to make a wine for the occasion. It is called GEO – Greek for “Earth” and short for “George” – and it represents the highest expression of single-vineyard Cabernet from this extraordinary place. 

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GEO Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage Notes Textbook conditions saw near-ideal spring bud break, steady flowering, even fruit set, and a lengthy stretch of warm days and cool and often foggy nights during the long summer months. Late and light rains held off until grapes found optimal ripeness, bringing exceptional quality with a smooth balance of acids and sugars. This vintage, while as much as 30% higher than the past two years' smaller crops, is on par with near-normal quantity.
  • Varietal 98% Cabernet Sauvignon
    2% Cabernet Franc
  • Appellation Coombsville
  • Vineyard 100% Mt George
  • Harvest Info October 8 and 21, 2012
  • Skin Contact Average 21 days of skin contact
  • Oak Profile 17 months barrel age
    45% new oak
    New oak profile: 75% French, 25% American
    Overall oak profile: 89% French, 11% American
  • Analysis 14.9% Alcohol
    5.79 g/L TA
    3.64 pH