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The Silenus Estate Cabernet Sauvignon comes from our estate vineyard located in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley. 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.

Tasting Notes:

Our Cabernet Sauvignon has a deep ruby color with bright aromas of bramble fruits, black cherries, dark plum and hints of rose petals and vanilla spice. The wine is elegant and balanced with rich flavors of berry compote, blackberry and deeply ripened dark fruit followed by lingering notes of French oak and soft rose petal. The finish is full, silky and smooth while maintaining red fruit and soft tannins to the very end. This is a well-balanced Oak Knoll District Cabernet Sauvignon that can be enjoyed and appreciated now but will continue to carry on and mature throughout the next 10-15 years.


95.5% Cabernet Sauvignon: Silenus Estate Vineyard, Oak Knoll District, Clones 15, 337 and 4.
4.5% Petit Verdot: Jaeger Vineyard, Oak Knoll District

The wine was aged in 60% new French Oak and 5% new American oak 35% neutral barrels for 22 months.


Harvest date:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon: September 22 & October 1, 2020
  • Petit Verdot: September 11, 2020

Bottling date: July 12, 2022

Bottle size: 750 mL

Titratable Acidity: 6.38 g/L

pH: 3.75

Alcohol: 14.5%


James Suckling – 92 Points

Karen MacNeil (Author of the Wine Bible)- 95 points and listed in her Ten Super Impressive Napa Cabs.

“SILENUS Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 (Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley, CA) $90
If you like your Napa Cabernets bold and powerful, Silenus is for you. The wine has big gulping waves of intense cassis and blackberries, plus a formidable structure. Yet Silenus also has precision, purity, and length. The winery is located on the old site of Newlan Vineyards, founded in 1978, and is now owned by Silenus International Group, a Chinese American multinational company. 95 points KM”

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