Silverado Vineyards NV GEO Cabernet Sauvignon Bottle Shot 72 dpi
Geo Red Wine

2012 – Geo Cabernet Sauvignon

In 1988, Ron and Diane Miller, purchased the Mt George Vineyard, the site of the first vinifera plantings in the Coombsville AVA.  Situated in a quiet corner of the Napa Valley a few miles east of the city of Napa, Mt George is a vineyard of undeniable strength. As the 20th anniversary of Silverado’s first Mt George harvest approached in 2012, the decision was made to make a wine for the occasion. It is called GEO – Greek for “Earth” and short for “George” – and it represents the highest expression of single-vineyard Cabernet from this extraordinary place.

APPELLATION: Coombsville

VARIETAL: 98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc

COOPERAGE: 17 months barrel age

Vintage Notes

Textbook conditions saw near-ideal spring bud break, steady flowering, even fruit set, and a lengthy stretch of warm days and cool and often foggy nights during the long summer months. Late and light rains held off until grapes found optimal ripeness, bringing exceptional quality with a smooth balance of acids and sugars. This vintage, while as much as 30% higher than the past two years’ smaller crops, is on par with near-normal quantity.


100% Mt George

Harvest Info

October 8 and 21, 2012

Skin Contact

Average 21 days of skin contact

Oak Profile

17 months barrel age
45% new oak
New oak profile: 75% French, 25% American
Overall oak profile: 89% French, 11% American


14.9% Alcohol
5.79 g/L TA
3.64 pH


Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

94 Points – Tasting Panel Magazine
Wine Club Price: $60.00
Retail: $75.00
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