Wine Spectator | Rating: 97This lived up to its billing, and may well be the wine of the vintage. It's ultra rich, deep and complex, loaded with cassis, currant, plum and black cherry flavors. Finishes with ripe, sweet tannins, not the dryness and austerity found in so many '86s. Ready now, but perhaps cellaring into 1998 will add even more dimension.Author: James Laube
With grapes sourced almost entirely from Silverado's family-owned estate vineyards, these hand-crafted wines are created in small lots with extreme care. They express richness, elegance and age-worthiness. Silverado wines are unique - one-of-a-kind blends of location, philosophy and winemaking style.
California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like , , , and in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. and continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 66 bottles owned
- 18 collectors