Silverado Mt. George Merlot 2008
Merlot from Napa Valley, California
A beautiful Estate grown and produced Merlot from Silverado's Mt. George Vineyard, a site ideally suited to the growth of this Bordeaux varietal. This 2008 Merlot has bright, ripe cherry aromas interlaced with dried and fresh herb notes. On the palate, medium to full body with spicy berry flavors. The balanced acidity and tannin lead to a long finish.
Blend: 91% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1%Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
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 WinesIt'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.
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