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

2018 – 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.

Pair GEO with Chicken with Chunky Olive Tapenade

Additional pairing recommendations include Roasted Lamb with Rosemary and Mushroom Risotto.

APPELLATION: Coombsville

VARIETAL: 100% Cabernet

COOPERAGE: 18 months barrel age


95 points, Tasting Panel, Meridith May, upcoming May/June 2022 issue
93 points,, Wilfred Wong, 2/9/22
92 points & Year’s Best U.S. Cabs, Wine & Spirits, Joshua Green, 12/1/21
91 points, Wine Enthusiast, Virginie Boone, 3/1/22
Double Gold, 2022 Hilton Head Wine & Food Festival
91 points, Gold, 2021 London Wine Competition

Vintage Notes

February saw abundant rains, followed by lots of filtered light in spring and early summer. Both bud break and flowering occurred a bit late, but under ideal weather conditions, creating a plentiful and even fruit set. Summer brought generous sun during the day and cooler marine influences, virtually uninterrupted by major heat spikes. The relatively mild summer was followed by extended fall sunshine and moderate heat, which created near-ideal conditions for winemakers to allow their fruit to accumulate flavor complexity with gradual increases in sugar levels.

Tasting Notes

Rich, concentrated, and well-knit layers of black cherry liquor, cocoa, nutmeg, toasted oak, and tea leaves. Dense tannins and great acidity provide balance and structure to this full-bodied Cabernet for the ages.


100% Mt George Vineyard

Harvest Info

September 29 and October 12, 2018
24.9º Brix

Skin Contact

Average 19 days of skin contact

Oak Profile

18 months barrel age
43% new oak
New oak profile: 83% French, 10% American, 7% Hungarian
Overall oak profile: 86% French, 8% American, 6% Hungarian


14.7% Alcohol
5.60 g/L TA
3.64 pH
0.07% Rs


2,511 cases
Bottled September 2020

Aging Suggestions

6-9 years peak; drink by 12-17 years


Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

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