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Venge Vineyards "Silencieux" Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 (Napa Valley, California) - [JD 94] [RP 91+]
Venge Vineyards "Silencieux" Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 (Napa Valley, California)


 
Artisan Wine Depot Price: $70.00
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Winery: Venge Vineyards
Varietal: 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc
Region: Napa Valley, California
Vintage: 2016
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: VENGESILENCIEUXCABSAUV16-W
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Notes from the Winemaker:
Our 2016 Cabernets on the whole are beautifully concentrated, powerful wines and not to be missed by the collector and enthusiast alike.

Fresh roasted coffee, sweet cassis and aromatic blue fruits lead the way to full bodied delicious-ness. Much like the 2013 vintage, 2016 is dense and compact, with firm tannins that fully sup-port 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. Best now through 2028.


Winemaking:
100% gravity flow was deployed in the production of this wine. The fruit was hand picked and gently processed using our state-of-the-art Pellenc sorting and destemming system, producing what we describe as “fruit caviar.” The pristine, whole berries were moved via elevator belt into a combination of small stainless steel, concrete tank fermenters, and open-top barriques. Time on skins lasted 15 to 30 days. The fruit was then separated to “free run” and “light press” fractions. The finished wine was aged in 65% new, tight grained, French Oak barrels for 18 months. We employ a variety of cooperages for Bordeaux varieties including Boutes, Sylvain, Taransaud, Gamba and Alain Foquet. 100% native, spontaneous yeast and malolactic fermenta-tions were also key ingredients in the making of this wine. The gentle use of gravity flow wine-making, whenever possible, is carefully exercised throughout the making of this and every Venge wine. Bottled unfiltered.

96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc



Ratings & Reviews

94 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"Aged 20 months in 50% new barrels, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Silencieux is a perfumed, exotic Cabernet that has lots of blackberries, blueberries, violets, damp earth, and sappy green herbs. It's fresh and vibrant yet beautifully concentrated, with silky yet present tannins. As with all these releases from Venge, it has fabulous purity and impeccable balance." - Jeb Dunnuck (1/31/2019)

91+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Silencieux has a deep purple-black color and is vibrantly scented of freshly crushed black and red currants, black plums and kirsch with suggestions of bay leaves, rose hip tea, forest floor and morels. Medium to full-bodied, the palate offers wonderful tension with a firm, fine-grained frame supporting the youthful, muscular fruit, finishing long and savory." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown (29th Oct 2018)

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