Silverado 2017 Cabernet Franc Mt. George Vineyard

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Silverado 2017 Cabernet Franc Mt. George Vineyard

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Score: 91W&S, 91JS, 90JD
Varietal: Red Other
Vintage: 2017
Alcohol: 15%
Blend: 98% Cabernet Franc, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon
Cases Produced: 1331
Wine Maker: Jon Emmerich, Elena Franceschi
From the Winery


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.

 

Vintage Notes
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.

Tasting Notes
Crushed blueberry, plum and cranberry are met with spicy paprika, dried thyme and green tobacco leaf. Broad-shouldered with a dusty cocoa finish.

94 points Wine & Spirits
“East of the city of Napa, past the subdivisions and into the lower flank of Mt. George, Silverado’s Mt. George vineyard is a cool site producing a brisk cabernet franc. The 2017 is red-fruited, with green notes of tobacco leaf and some barnyard funk adding complexity, even as the wine feels clean overall”

91 Points James Suckling
“A medium-bodied red with aromas and flavors of crushed redcurrants and blackcurrants, as well as violets, conifer and lemon zest. Raw cacao, too. Sleek, fine tannins and crisp acidity. A little short on the finish. Try from 2021.”

90 Points Jeb Dunnuck
“The 2017 Cabernet Franc comes all from Coombsville and has lots of cool-climate notes of blue fruits, tobacco, pine forest, and sappy herbs as well as a medium-bodied, tight, nicely concentrated style on the palate. It’s well done, balanced, and a rock-solid expression of Cabernet Franc.”

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