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Our 2017 Silver Seeker Cabernet opens with tantalizing aromas of red and blue fruit with hints of wet stone and graphite. Loaded with flavors of plum and red currant from the start, a slight minerality further lifts to a firmly-structured midpalate, and an elegantly long finish.
Clay loam soil from Silver Seeker Vineyard
St. Helena, Napa Valley
1989 and 2003
Cabernet Sauvignon clone 7 on three rootstocks:
Vertical shoot positioning (VSP)
Situated at the toe of an alluvial fan that extends from the western Mayacamas range, the vineyard is comprised of fluvial river deposits and clay loam soil from the Bale soil series, which are developed on alluvial fans and flood plains.
Silver Seeker Vineyard is named for the 19th century miners that traveled to the Napa Valley seeking fortunes in silver. Located along the historic Silverado Trail, this eastern St. Helena site provides a warm climate for early ripening, yielding a plush Cabernet Sauvignon with concentrated red fruit flavors and a finish that is melting, elegant and long.
October 18, 2017
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
16 months in French oak
The year began with a cold and much-needed wet winter, followed by a mild spring. April showers following budbreak resulted in hearty vine growth that only accelerated with the summer sun. The vineyards enjoyed a brief cooling period in August before a final heat spike over Labor Day weekend. The cool weather that immediately followed gave our fruit additional hang-time on the vine continuing phenolic development.