The majority of the 2014 Silenus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon comes from our estate vineyard located in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley. This is a very special location adjacent to Dry Creek and the vineyard has a long history of producing extraordinary Cabernet Sauvignon. From the 1970’s through the early 2000’s a portion of the vineyard was sold to Robert Mondavi and used in his Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Mr. Mondavi would personally visit each year to inspect and review the vineyard. The balance of the wine comes from neighboring vineyards that share the same soil compositions and Cabernet Sauvignon clones.
The wine has exceptional ruby to red color. On the nose intense red and black fruit aromas are accented by rose petal, cedar and toasted vanilla. Cherry, plum and blackberry on the attack followed by subtle oak flavors of vanilla and cocoa. The mouthfeel is very clean and pure. The bright fruit flavors are evolve into a long finish of creamy oak, black cherry and espresso. This is a beautiful wine and a classic expression of the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley terroir. An excellent wine to pair with filet mignon or rich creamy cheeses.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Harvest dates: October 2-8, 2014
Bottling date: July 7, 2016
Cases produced: 214
Bottle size: 750 mL
Titratable Acidity: 5.97 g/L
Winemaker: Bradley Smith
2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition – Gold Medal
2017 Harvest Awards – Gold Medal
James Suckling – 91 points