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Year in and year out the very best Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the block of our Oak Knoll District estate vineyard surrounding the winery. The block is planted on an ancient riverbed where the soils are gravelly and well drained resulting in very deep, rich fruit flavors. The entire vineyard produces truly outstanding grapes, but we like to show off this particular block by bottling a portion separately as our Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. About 50% of the 2021 vintage reserve blend was barrel fermented which allows the oak to be integrated and layered elegantly in the wine. The same barrels were then used to age the wine for 22 months prior to bottling. The barrel mix was 80% new French oak and 10% new American oak.

Tasting Notes:

Dark ruby red with a velvet core is paired with aromas of bright red plum, a hint of pomegranate, black cherry and a hint of blackberry. The palate is full of dark brambly fruit, ripe black cherry and a hint of cocoa and leather all incredibly smooth and rich. The finish is soft, lush and silky with tannins that releases gracefully.

Pair with red meats or enjoy with light cheese to really savor the flavors of the wine.


100% Cabernet Sauvignon: Silenus Estate Vineyard, Oak Knoll District, Clones 337, 4 and 15.


Harvest date: October 2, 2021

Bottling date: July 12, 2023

Bottle size: 750 mL
Titratable Acidity: 6.20/L

pH: 3.71

Alcohol: 14.5%