2017 - GEO Cabernet Sauvignon

Awarded 95 points, Gold and the #8 wine in the world at the London Wine Competition, and 93 points by Wine Enthusiast.

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.

Pair GEO with Chicken with Chunky Olive Tapenade

GEO Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage Notes From abundant winter rains to cool spring weather, warm summer temperatures and October’s wildfires, 2017 is a memorable vintage. Plentiful winter rains helped refresh our vines and led to a cool, mild spring. Due in part to these warmer temperatures, 90% of Napa Valley’s grape tonnage was harvested before the wine country wildfires began. Based on Silverado’s house wine style, we typically pick early and were fortunate to have 100% of our fruit harvested with no smoke impact. Tasting Notes Robust aromatics of florals, sweet fruits, and hints of anise, baking spices and dark chocolate. Full-bodied, with good tannin structure and flavors of black cherry crisp, blackberries, mocha, violets and a long berry finish. Reviews 95 points, Gold, 2020 London Wine Competition
94 points from wine.com, Wilfred Wong, 5/7/20
93 points by Wine Enthusiast, Virginie Boone, October 2020 issue
  • Varietal 100% Cabernet
  • Appellation Coombsville
  • Vineyard 100% Mt. George Vineyard
  • Harvest Info September 30, 2017
    24.9º Brix
  • Skin Contact Average 20 days of skin contact
  • Oak Profile 18 months barrel age
    45% new oak
    New oak profile: 68% French, 32% American
    Overall oak profile: 83% French and 17% American
  • Varietal 14.7% Alcohol
    5.35 g/L TA
    3.68 pH
    0.05% Rs
    Bottled September 2019
    1,883 cases
  • Aging Suggestions 5-8 years peak; drink by 10-15 years

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