Venge Vineyards

Silencieux Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.334 ratings
9.37 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Steven Gullo

Loads of black fruit, cassis. Some herbal, smoky tones in the background. Ripe slightly dusty, and gripping tannins. Awesome wine.

Loads of black fruit, cassis. Some herbal, smoky tones in the background. Ripe slightly dusty, and gripping tannins. Awesome wine.

Jan 29th, 2019
Rob Brobst III

My last bottle... I need to connect with my supplier/dealer 😛😛😜😜👍🏽👍🏽🍷🍷🍷@Paul T- Huntington Beach @Shay A @leon egozi @Eric S

My last bottle... I need to connect with my supplier/dealer 😛😛😜😜👍🏽👍🏽🍷🍷🍷@Paul T- Huntington Beach @Shay A @leon egozi @Eric S

1 person found it helpfulMar 26th, 2020
Ron R
9.5

Opened this last night, and will compliment the tomahawk steak perfectly.
Such a great pour for the money. So well behaved and focused on the nose and palate. Why pour Bone Ash when this is outstanding?
Picture by wifey 😍

Opened this last night, and will compliment the tomahawk steak perfectly.
Such a great pour for the money. So well behaved and focused on the nose and palate. Why pour Bone Ash when this is outstanding?
Picture by wifey 😍

1 person found it helpfulMay 12th, 2019
Ron R
9.4

We forgot to post this last night... this vintage is also excellent from Venge. It has a rich, extravagant nose, combined with a plush, textured palate. The black fruits are so ripe, they ooze from the glass. Pristine tannins are joined by taught acidity - a perfect combination. Loads of minerality, similar to gravel, but in a good way. Finishes with cherry jam, hints of rhubarb and coffee grinds. Very complex and worth every bean.

We forgot to post this last night... this vintage is also excellent from Venge. It has a rich, extravagant nose, combined with a plush, textured palate. The black fruits are so ripe, they ooze from the glass. Pristine tannins are joined by taught acidity - a perfect combination. Loads of minerality, similar to gravel, but in a good way. Finishes with cherry jam, hints of rhubarb and coffee grinds. Very complex and worth every bean.

1 person found it helpfulApr 29th, 2019
Ron R
9.4

This is excellent on so many levels. Kirk Venge can do no wrong.

This is excellent on so many levels. Kirk Venge can do no wrong.

1 person found it helpfulApr 19th, 2019
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

The 2016 Silencieux is; 96% Cabernet 2% Cabernet Franc & Petit Verdot.

The nose reveals softness. Ripe, floral, fruits of; blackberries, black raspberries, black sugar plum & some dark cherries. Black licorice, anise, vanilla, light clove, some spice, leather, sandstone, dark & purple flowers, violets and lavender.

The palate is medium, rich and lush round. So easy to drink now. Such freshness. Ruby, floral fruits of; blackberries, black raspberries, black sugar plum & some dark cherries. Black licorice, anise, vanilla, light clove & cinnamon, dark spice with heat, leather, black rich soil, clay, sandstone, crushed rocks, dark & purple flowers, violets and lavender. Just a shade of hot alcohol. The acidity is round and beautiful. The rich, lush, polished, elegantly feminine finish is beautiful and persists minutes.

Photos of; the tasting room building, their Cabernet grapes, tasting room and Estate vines.

The 2016 Silencieux is; 96% Cabernet 2% Cabernet Franc & Petit Verdot.

The nose reveals softness. Ripe, floral, fruits of; blackberries, black raspberries, black sugar plum & some dark cherries. Black licorice, anise, vanilla, light clove, some spice, leather, sandstone, dark & purple flowers, violets and lavender.

The palate is medium, rich and lush round. So easy to drink now. Such freshness. Ruby, floral fruits of; blackberries, black raspberries, black sugar plum & some dark cherries. Black licorice, anise, vanilla, light clove & cinnamon, dark spice with heat, leather, black rich soil, clay, sandstone, crushed rocks, dark & purple flowers, violets and lavender. Just a shade of hot alcohol. The acidity is round and beautiful. The rich, lush, polished, elegantly feminine finish is beautiful and persists minutes.

Photos of; the tasting room building, their Cabernet grapes, tasting room and Estate vines.

1 person found it helpfulJan 29th, 2019
Nathan Renfro

Big red fruit on the nose. Cherry, fig, nice earthiness for a well blended structure with firm tannins and medium acidity. Classic big bold Napa can right here.

Big red fruit on the nose. Cherry, fig, nice earthiness for a well blended structure with firm tannins and medium acidity. Classic big bold Napa can right here.

Jun 28th, 2020
Billy L.

Nice wine, easy drinking & cheers 🍇🍷

Nice wine, easy drinking & cheers 🍇🍷

Apr 9th, 2020
Bob Schroeck

Vintage 2016; drank with neighbors on 1/17/2020

Vintage 2016; drank with neighbors on 1/17/2020

Jan 18th, 2020