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Date Printed: 4/27/2015
Silverado Limited Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Silverado Limited Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
(search item no. 98145)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 4/27/2015: $89.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1993 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
1986 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 1990 vintage of this wine was ranked #3 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 1993

Dark red color. Aromas of tobacco, dried herbs, brandied fruit compote and savory spices. Medium to full bodied, a soft and broad mid-palate with integrated flavors of ripe red fruits and sweet oak. Silky, mouth coating finish.

Blend: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot

Silverado Vineyards has made excellent Cabernet Sauvignon since 1981, but only 12 vintages have merited the rare Limited label. Limited Cabernet Sauvignon is produced only in optimal years, when small lots of wine are blended to express the essence of classic, age worthy Napa Valley Cabernet. 2005 was that kind of year.

Vineyard Sources:
Mt. George Vineyard (62%)
Located east of Napa, Mt. George Vineyard is the site of one of the first grape plantings in the valley in the 19th century. The deep, gravelly soils are derived from volcanic rock and ash, providing depth and structure to Silverado's wines.
Stags Leap Vineyard (38%)
This sloping, gravelly soils and sunny exposure of this vineyard helped establish the reputation of Stags Leap District for fine Cabernet.

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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.