Silverado Cabernet Sauvignon (375ML half-bottle) 2006
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
Dark red color. Various aromas radiant from the glass—ripe black cherry, plum, dried herbs, white pepper, roasted coffee and earth. On first taste, juicy, well integrated flavors of oak and fruit. Cocoa powder notes highlight this wine, which is seamless in its structure from entry to finish.
James Suckling - "Old style Napa California Cab. Enjoy it. Dried flowers and currants on the nose. Full body, with velvety and chewy tannins. Structured and rich. Needs time. Leave it for three to four years. "
The Wine Advocate - "The single non-90-point wine, the 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, is excellent. Dark ruby/purple, with notes of chocolate, cassis, espresso roast, and some underbrush, the wine is attractive, rich, medium-bodied, and while tannic, not excessively so, as some 2006s have tended to be. This wine should drink well for 10-15 years. "
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. View all Silverado Vineyards Wines
About Napa ValleyView a map of Napa Valley wineries
It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard lands were scooped up and vines were planted throughout the county. A number of wineries emerged, from large conglomerates to small boutiques to cult classics. Cabernet Sauvignon is definitely the grape of choice here, with many winemakers also focusing on Bordeaux Blends. Whites are usually Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
Notable FactsWithin the Napa Valley lie smaller sub-AVAs that lend even more character specifics to the wines. Furthest south is Carneros, followed by Yountville, Oakville & Rutherford. Above those two is St.-Helena and finally, just grated an AVA, Calistoga. These areas are situated on the valley floor and are known for creating rich, smooth Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay. There are a few mountain regions as well, nestled on the slopes overlooking the valley AVAs. Those include Howell Mountain, Stags Leap and Mount Veeder. Wines from the mountain regions are often more structured and firm, benefiting from more time in the bottle to evolve and soften.
About CaliforniaIt's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country into itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
The most famous of the California wine regions is Napa Valley, and these wines are certainly outstanding – but it's not as broad and diverse as its larger neighbor, Sonoma County. Down south, Santa Barbara's Santa Maria Valley is well-known for its Rhône blends, as well as cool-climate varieties like Pinot and Chardonnay. The Central Coast, the largest California AVA, has many different microclimates that lead to a wide range of wines with many sub-AVAs.
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9 ratings, 7 with reviews47/22/2012
Very good Cab for the price.47/13/201223/24/2012
- Smooth & Supple
I have had other vintages of this wine which were great. I don't know what happened to this wine, but it had little fruit character, little tannic structure, and little to talk about. It was just flat. I had 2 bottles which tasted this way. I was very disappointed.54/7/2012
- Smooth & Supple
Excellent cab and the half-bottle size is perfect for a couple glasses of wine on an evening.53/21/2012
- Earthy & Spicy
perfect wine, balanced smell, flavor. Not too oaky. Berries, smooth, no bite.43/17/2012
- Earthy & Spicy
excellent wine for the price point.Dwight Simar - Saint Martinville, LA43/14/201213/4/2012
- Earthy & Spicy
Most of what I order from wine.com is very good and I fully expected Siverado to deliver, but this half-bottle was a real disappointment. Either the wine was far too young to drink now or the bottle was bad - tasted green and earthy in the wrong way. Now fullness of body or lush fruit notes here. Sorry, guys, this one missed the mark.42/14/20124 stars, nice wine for the price
- Big & Bold
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Fruity
- Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Smooth & Supple
- Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Earthy & Spicy
- Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Big & Bold
- Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
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