The Silenus Estate Cabernet Sauvignon comes from our estate vineyard located in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley (OKD). The OKD is one of the most diverse growing regions in the Napa Valley. The close proximity to the San Pablo Bay provides the fruit with warm days and cool nights. It has a perfect convergence of growing conditions, the mildest climate in the Napa Valley, alluvial fan soils that provide the right balance of nutrients and stress, and the longest growing season, about 8 months, that results in full and complex flavor development in the grapes. Silenus’ estate vineyard is located on the alluvial fan soils and is bounded on the North by Dry Creek. This location allows a touch more warmth than other areas of OKD. The result is a lush, balanced and profound wine. At Silenus, we refer to our estate wines as the rebirth of a classic Oak Knoll vineyard.
This wine has a dark, inky, rich, ruby red color. The intense aromatics of this wine showcase flavors of juicy currants and black cherries followed by delicate notes of baking spices. The palate leads with flavors of perfectly ripened black mission fig, black berries and pleasant secondary tones of toasty oak lingering on the finish. This is a big and bold full-bodied wine; it pairs perfectly with a filet mignon or your choice cut of steak.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon, Silenus Estate Vineyard, Oak Knoll District. 59% Clone 15 and 41% Clone 337.
Harvest dates: October 12 & 14, 2017 Bottling date: July 15, 2019
Bottle size: 750 mL
Titratable Acidity: 5.55 g/L
pH: 3.79 Alcohol: 14.5%
Wine Spectator – 92 points
Jeb Dunnuck – 91 points
Wine Enthusiast – 90 points
James Suckling – 90 points
2021 Decanter World Wine Awards – 90 points