|Region||California, Napa Valley|
Venge Silencieux Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
With four decades of winemaking experience, the Venge family is in a groove when it comes to producing some of the best Cabernet in the valley. Their Venge Silencieux Cabernet 2018 is a powerful, beautifully concentrated wine. Freshly roasted coffee, cassis, and aromatic blue fruits lead the way to full bodied deliciousness. Smack your lips on this.
Freshly roasted coffee, sweet cassis, and aromatic blue fruits lead the way to full bodied deliciousness. Dense and compact, with firm tannins that fully support the cascade of mouth-coating flavors. The finish is remarkably lengthy and complex. This wine is approachable upon release and cellar-worthy in proper aging conditions.
The heart and soul of this wine is its vineyard sourcing and we have stellar new locations going into this gem. The diversity of fruit sourcing that created this wine is a testament to our efforts to increase quality across the board with the production of Silencieux Cabernet Sauvignon.
The Venge Silencieux Cabernet 2018 vintage was the vintage that kept giving, as wave after wave of magnificent fruit kept coming for a full 8 weeks. We benefited tremendously, once again, from doubling our employed harvest interns and state-or-the-art sorting systems that culled only the best berries for production, leaving us with “fruit caviar” as a base to produce the 2018 vintage. The result was a fruit base that was beautifully balanced and on par with the great vintages from Napa Valley.
100% gravity flow was deployed in the production of this wine. The fruit was handpicked and gently processed using our state-of-the-art Pellenc sorting and destemming system, producing what we describe as “fruit caviar.”