Silenus 2010 Merlot

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Dense, round fruitiness with notes of wild berries, plum, anise, cedar and vanilla...

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The 2010 Silenus Napa Valley Merlot is grown and matured next to the estate vineyards surrounding the winery. The Merlot contains a small dose of our estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot to add verve and depth. The wine was aged for 22 months in oak barrels. 50% of the oak was new fine grain French oak. This is an age-worthy Merlot.


Blend:
85% Merlot
13% Cabernet Sauvignon
2% Petite Verdot


Tasting Notes:
There are aromas of wild berries, anise, cedar and vanilla. The palate opens with berries, plum and toasted oak woven into vivid red fruit flavors.  The wine has some spiciness in the middle, which lifts up and accents the fruit flavors. Dense, round fruitiness carries on in the finish with hints of roasted nuts and cocoa lingering.

-Winemaker, Bradley Smith

 

Wine Profile
Production Notes
Only 204 Cases Produced; Winemaker - Bradley Smith
Silenus 2010 Merlot
Wine Specs
Vintage
2010
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Napa Valley
Aging
22 Months in oak barrels; 50% new fine grain French oak
Bottling Date
August 16, 2012
Alcohol %
14.9
Alcohol %
14.9
Bottling Date
August 16, 2012