- Gold Metal - 2011 Decanter WWA - 2008 Cab
2011 Decanter World Wine Awards
Gold Metal Winner
Steven Spurrier, Chairman, Decanter World Wine Awards See Wine >
- Robert Whitley: Merlot's Sweet Spot
Robert Whitley; review
"Silverado Vineyards is known for many things - Chardonnay, Cabernet, and Sauvignon Blanc come readily to mind - but its Merlot has always been its ace in the hole."
Robert Whitley, winereviewonline.com, October 4, 2011 See Wine >
- Robert Whitley: 92 on Sauvignon Blanc
Robert Whitley; 92 points
"Sauvignon blanc has always been an important wine at Silverado, despite its greater fame for chardonnay, cabernet and merlot. This vintage, a true white Bordeaux-style blend of sauvignon (92 percent) and semillon (8 percent), is one of the finest yet. The Miller Ranch is located south of Yountville, at the cooler end of the Napa Valley, and the fruit from this spot is well balanced, yielding wines with fresh acidity and alcohol levels that are modest by today's standards. Indeed, this wine is slightly below 14 percent ABV. It is crisp and fresh, showing notes of tart citrus as well as the richer aromas of red citrus such as tangerine and orange. While it is perfectly wonderful to quaff, it is made for the table, and thus structured to be served with food, where it will shine. 92 Points"
Robert Whitley, winereviewonline.com, December 2011 See Wine >
- Wine Enthusiast - 2009 Estate Chardonnay
Steve Heimoff on the 2009 Estate Chardonnay
"A nice Chardonnay to drink now, with rich tropical fruit, apple and pear flavors, enhanced with vanilla and smoky oak. One of the more successful Silverado Chardonnays of recent years."
Steve Heimoff, The Wine Enthusiast, 87 Points, December 2011 See Wine >