Magnum 1.5L The winter leading into the 2017 vintage was a welcome departure from the past five consecutive drought years. Over 60 inches of rain fell in some areas of Napa Valley, and key Silver Oak vineyard properties were left with perfectly saturated soils. Bloom began slightly earlier than expected, but a mild spring resulted in nice fruit set. After blending in early 2018, our 2017 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon was transferred to American oak barrels from their own cooperage, The Oak, where it aged for 24 months. Blending before barrel aging-a signature of Silver Oak winemaking style-allows blends to be based on the inherent qualities of their vineyard components before oak influence. Vintage to vintage, the resulting Cabernets emerge integrated and ready to drink upon release. The final blend is 80.8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.6% Merlot, 2.9% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc and 0.7% Malbec.James Suckling scored this 96 points saying “This is a big upgrade in finesse and clarity…
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