Silverado Vineyards

Estate Grown Mt. George Vineyard Merlot

9.0153 ratings
8.815 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Merlot
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Sara Hale

This wine was perfect with our steaks. And very easy to drink.

This wine was perfect with our steaks. And very easy to drink.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 16th, 2015
Marty Mathis

Top flight, strikes the perfect balance of vibrant acidity and alluring fruit notes. Super well made. Bravo!

Top flight, strikes the perfect balance of vibrant acidity and alluring fruit notes. Super well made. Bravo!

May 10th, 2016
Sean Nelson

Jalapeño and plum, with a dirt chaser

Jalapeño and plum, with a dirt chaser

Oct 7th, 2015
S Butterfield

Sommelier Flask Fine Wines

8.9

Candy fruit nose with some herbs, spice, and cocoa. Fleshy, round, fine tannin. A delicious Merlot with one foot in the old world. Young, too.

Candy fruit nose with some herbs, spice, and cocoa. Fleshy, round, fine tannin. A delicious Merlot with one foot in the old world. Young, too.

Sep 22nd, 2015
Erik Helms

Sommelier/Wine & Beer Buyer Whole Foods Oakland

8.6

Ripe red fruited nose, more RS then I remembered

Ripe red fruited nose, more RS then I remembered

Aug 1st, 2015
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

8.9

From the coombsville appellation

From the coombsville appellation

Oct 9th, 2014
Bob Trimble

Merlot packed with fruit very well made

Merlot packed with fruit very well made

Sep 26th, 2014
Norma Smihal

I expected more from a 2011, but for the price and a bad cork I’m not too disappointed. It’s light and airy with hints of black cherries and red licorice (not that sweet though!). Sliver lining is you can pair this with just about anything. I’m certain after it breathes a bit the rest of the bottle will be better... Happy New Year!

I expected more from a 2011, but for the price and a bad cork I’m not too disappointed. It’s light and airy with hints of black cherries and red licorice (not that sweet though!). Sliver lining is you can pair this with just about anything. I’m certain after it breathes a bit the rest of the bottle will be better... Happy New Year!

Dec 31st, 2017
William Leslie

Cherry is the primary flavor, some blackcurrant and some tobacco in the background. The wine has an interesting contrast of being quite tannic yet muted flavors. The balance is off, which is disappointing and as a result, almost washes out the flavors that you so have. ( I'll note that I did use a new aerator this time and it is possible that it could have overdone it a bit leading to my criticism)

Cherry is the primary flavor, some blackcurrant and some tobacco in the background. The wine has an interesting contrast of being quite tannic yet muted flavors. The balance is off, which is disappointing and as a result, almost washes out the flavors that you so have. ( I'll note that I did use a new aerator this time and it is possible that it could have overdone it a bit leading to my criticism)

Dec 26th, 2017
Sipping Fine Wine

In Napa Valley's Stags Leap District sits a rocky peak with a Mediterranean-style stone winery perched on top, which is the iconic Silverado Vineyards, established in 1981 by Ron and Diane Disney Miller. Merlot vines are rooted in the foothills of an ancient volcano, Mt. George. Aromas of black fruit and spice. The wine has flavors of currant, blackberry and sweet cacao and herb notes with bright soft tannins. Lingering finish ending with oaky tones. Nice.

In Napa Valley's Stags Leap District sits a rocky peak with a Mediterranean-style stone winery perched on top, which is the iconic Silverado Vineyards, established in 1981 by Ron and Diane Disney Miller. Merlot vines are rooted in the foothills of an ancient volcano, Mt. George. Aromas of black fruit and spice. The wine has flavors of currant, blackberry and sweet cacao and herb notes with bright soft tannins. Lingering finish ending with oaky tones. Nice.

Oct 24th, 2017