2018 Silverado Vineyards Oakville Station Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville
Ready to drink now, will continue to improve with age. 5-8 years peak; drink by 10-12 years.
Food Pairing Notes
Cheese pairing suggestion: Emmenthal, Comté or Tomme Brûlée
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
September 27 and 28, 2018
18 months in oak, 47% new, 88% French, 10% American, 2% Hungarian
February saw abundant rains, followed by lots of filtered light in spring and early summer. Both bud break and flowering occurred a bit late, but under ideal weather conditions, creating a plentiful and even fruit set. Summer brought generous sun during the day and cooler marine influences, virtually uninterrupted by major heat spikes. The relatively mild summer was followed by extended fall sunshine and moderate heat, which created near-ideal conditions for winemakers to allow their fruit to accumulate flavor complexity with gradual increases in sugar levels.
100% Oakville Station. All of our wines come from our own vineyards except for this historic site on the western edge of the Oakville appellation. First planted to vines in 1883, this research station has played a key role in advancing the quality of California's grape growing. It is now under the guidance of the University of California, Davis. We are pleased that working with the university has given us the opportunity to craft this limited bottling.
254 cases produced