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2017 Silverado Vineyards Mt. George Cabernet Franc, Coombsville

2017 Silverado Vineyards Mt. George Cabernet Franc, Coombsville

91 points - Wine & Spirits
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SKU: CFG17S

Crushed blueberry, plum, and cranberry are met with spicy paprika, dried thyme, and green tobacco leaf. Broad-shouldered with a dusty cocoa finish.

Ratings

91 points, Wine & Spirits, Joshua Greene. 91 points, James Suckling. 91 points wine.com, Wilfred Wong. 90 points, Jeb Dunnuck.

Food Pairing Notes

Cheese Pairing Recommendations: an earthy, herbal cheese like Cypress Grove’s Truffle Tremor. Food Recipe Recommendations: Farro with Mushrooms & Squash - recipe on silveradovineyards.com.

Composition

98% Cabernet Franc, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Specs

Vintage
2017
Varietal
Cabernet Franc
Appellation
Coombsville
Vineyard Designation
Mt. George Vineyard, Coombsville
Harvest Date
September 26, 2017
Sugar
24.4° Brix
Acid
5.70 g/L
pH
3.56 pH
Aging
15.5 months barrel age in 47% new oak
Bottling Date
July 2019
Residual Sugar
0.07%
Alcohol %
15
Wine & Spirits
91

Production 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.

Vineyard Notes

100% Mt. George Vineyard. Located east of Napa, our Mt. George Vineyard in Coombsville is the site of one of the first grape plantings in the valley in the 19th century. It was purchased by the Miller family in 1988, with current plantings from 1989. The deep soils derived from volcanic shale and tufa yield Cabernet Franc with aromas of perfumed fruit and fresh herbs and an elegant palette of refined tannin.

Production

1,330 cases produced