Silenus 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon - Greek Series

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- Featured in the October 2011 Silenus Vintners Wine Club
- Retailed for $45

 

In Greek mythology, “Silenus” was the mentor and faithful companion to Dionysus, the Greek god of wine. The image on our inaugural Silenus Winery label is a “thyrsus”, a fennel staff topped with a pinecone dipped in honey which Silenus was known to carry during harvest celebrations.

The Silenus 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon has deep, dark ruby-red color. On the nose there are beautiful bright cherry and raspberry aromas and toasted oak, with a hint of mint. On the palate, the flavors are layered and complex with ripe plum, cinnamon, blackberry preserve and dark chocolate. The wine has a vibrant fruitiness while still maintaining a polished elegance.

The majority of the Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested from our estate vineyard in Oak Knoll District.

The 2008 Blend:
90% Cabernet Sauvignon
  4% Syrah
  3% Cab Franc
  3% Petit Verdot

Wine Profile
Awards
Double Gold Winner - San Francisco Chronicle 2012 Wine Competition
Production
Only 50 Cases produced; Winemaker - Bradley Smith
Silenus 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon - Greek Series
Wine Specs
Vintage
2008
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Napa Valley
Aging
26 Months in 80% new French oak
Alcohol %
14.8
Alcohol %
14.8