2018 Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is ruby in color with notes of strawberry, fresh carnation, black pepper and vanilla. this wine builds in strength and body across the mid-palate with a blackberry character on the finish and bright cherry return. With integrated tannins, it’s expressive yet luxurious with an even, balanced finish. Given proper cellaring conditions, this wine will continue to improve through 2043.
VINTAGE DESCRIPTION Ample winter rain tempered into a mild spring. With temperatures and conditions both ideal, the stage was set for good budbreak. is vintage, fruit set was even and the resulting yields were plentiful. e following summer months were warm and steady, allowing the fruit to hang and ripen uninterrupted. anks to this unrushed pace, the fruit had time to develop an intensity of flavors and a depth of complexity. The winery received the firts deliveries of Merlot on September 10, and the last of our mountain Cabernet Sauvignon did not cross the crush pad until October 16. The 2018 vintage was a calm and abundant year with amazing fruit quality across all our properties. 2018
COMPOSITION 76% Cabernet Sauvignon 15.2% Merlot 5.1% Cabernet Franc 3.2% Petit Verdot 0.5% Malbec