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 is a deep ruby red color with flavors of black Bing cherries and fresh mission figs enhanced by slight hints of purple violets, cedar and mocha. The mouth of this wine is full, rich and lush with fruit- forward flavors of black plums and deeply ripened wild berries followed by lingering notes of toasty oak throughout the long finish. This is a youthful yet classically well-rounded Oak Knoll District Cabernet Sauvignon that can be enjoyed and appreciated now but will continue to carry on and mature throughout the next 10-12 years.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon, Silenus Estate Vineyard, Oak Knoll District. Clones 15, 337 and 4.
Harvest dates: October 15 & 23, 2018
Bottling date: January 21, 2021
Bottle size: 750 mL
Titratable Acidity: 6.33 g/L