"...Aromas of plum, blueberry and blackberry are fresh and vibrant, the fruit is concentrated and layered, and the tannins are long and smooth, with a judicious amount of spicy oak in the background. Absolutely delicious."

Robert Whitely, winerevieweonline.com, 92 Points more reviews

"...Merlot from the Napa Valley is different from most other Merlot's produced in California, the good ones anyway. What they have that others lack is structure. A good Napa Valley Merlot is a complete wine, with upfront sweet fruit on the entry, weight on the mid-palate and juicy fruit through the finish. Silverado has always done Merlot well, and this '06 is no exception. Aromas of plum, blueberry and blackberry are fresh and vibrant, the fruit is concentrated and layered, and the tannins are long and smooth, with a judicious amount of spicy oak in the background. Absolutely delicious. 92 Points"

Robert Whitely, winereviewonline.com
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2006 Estate Merlot: Merlot is NOT Cabernet. Thinner skinned and earlier ripening than the other great Claret varieties, it needs a cooler growing site to slow down sugar development, allowing flavor ripeness to catch up. That is why we like our Mt. George vineyard which gives our Merlot its oily herbal and black berry fruit flavors with a serious core of tannin for body.
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Vineyard: 49% Mt. George Vineyard 32% Stags Leap Vineyard 19% Other Vineyard

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2005