As you take in the aroma of this 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, your senses are immediately met with the subtle scent of cedar, giving way to a light and earthy tone. This is soon followed by the pleasant aroma of dried cherries, leaving you with a sense of anticipation for the first taste. Upon sipping, the wine opens up to a well-rounded and full-bodied flavor with notes of rich and deep cherries, balanced with hints of blackberry and a subtle hint of oak. The finish is smooth and elegant, leaving a pleasant and lasting impression. This wine is perfect for those who enjoy a complex and sophisticated wine, with an excellent balance of fruit and earthy undertones.
Silva Road Vineyard is owned by Ethan Silva, his wife Jan and his sister, Josephine and is located in the middle reaches of the Redwood Valley AVA, at an elevation of 975 feet. Here, the Silva Family grows organically farmed Chardonnay, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon on a rocky bench above the headwaters of the Russian River. In contrast to surrounding growing regions, the Redwood Valley is considerably cooler than other areas in the Ukiah valley, producing Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon that slowly matures with elegance and pedigree.
95% Cabernet Sauv. (Silva Road), 0.5% cabernet franc (Napa Valley), 3.5% merlot (Napa Valley), 1.0% petit verdot (Napa Valley)
100% French oak 50% new, 25% used once, 25% used three times