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Date Printed: 7/26/2014
Silverado Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
Silverado Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
(search item no. 89451)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
The Wine News rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/26/2014: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Decanter rating: 90 points
2009 Tasting Panel rating: 91 points
2008 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2007 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 James Suckling rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine News rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Number 13 on the Wine.com 100 of 2007!

Varietal composition: 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc

Brilliant medium deep ruby color. Perfumey aromas of cassis, blackberry and ripe plums, with a hint of roasted chestnuts. Intense, rich, penetrating flavors suggesting sweet Bing cherries and chocolate, espresso coffee and dark tobacco; well-balanced and full-bodied, with classic Cabernet richness and complexity. A robust, well-built, and beautiful wine.

"Beautiful Cabernet. Has all the big, ripe juicy fruit and lavish oak of most Napa Cabs, plus elegance and harmonious balance, the hallmarks of tasteful, knowledgeable winemaking. Gets better and more interesting as it warms in the glass."
Wine Enthusiast
December 15, 2006

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About Silverado Vineyards:

In the heart of Napa Valley's Stags Leap District sits a rocky peak with a spectacular Mediterranean-style stone winery perched on top. That winery is the iconic Silverado Vineyards, established in 1981 by Ron and Diane Disney Miller. Thirty years later, three generations of Miller Family continue to source grapes entirely from their family-owned estate Napa vineyards. From berry to bottle, each vine growing and wine making step is dedicated to expressing the character of grapes grown on each of the wineries six historic vineyards. Expressing richness and age-worthiness, Silverado wines are unique, one-of-a-kind blends of superlative vineyard location and elegant winemaking style.