2017 Silverado Vineyards Mt. George Cabernet Franc, Coombsville
91 points - Wine & Spirits
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.
98% Cabernet Franc, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon
Mt. George Vineyard, Coombsville
September 26, 2017
15.5 months barrel age in 47% new oak
Wine & Spirits
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.
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.
1,330 cases produced