SILENUS CABERNET ESTATE '16
SILENUS CABERNET SAUVIGNON OAK KNOLL NAPA VALLEY 2016
NVWE Notes: A nearly perfect example of the virtues of its vintage, this wine opens with elegant, focused, forthright aromas of black cherry, red cherry, black currant, mace, cedar, vanilla, baking-spice and sweet tobacco. It is immediately engaging and fruit-centric on the palate, where vibrant cherry, currant, black raspberry, violet, cedar, mace, vanilla, baking-spice and dried sage flavors coat the tongue through a delightfully supple, lingering finish. Beautifully made and full of charm, it has the tannins to reward mid-term aging, yet they are so polished that they never blunt the wine’s appeal. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon ? cases made.
This estate wine is an elegant expression of the grape, displaying a nose of earthy sage and crushed rock. The complexity evolves in the glass, balanced in texture and tannin, with dense, rich flavors of black cherry and mocha that complement the savory opening. Virginie 5/1/2020