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"The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Silencieux is a blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Merlot. Deep garnet-purple colored, it offers powerful notes of stewed plums and boysenberry preserves, with wafts of tobacco, cloves and underbrush. Concentrated and decadently spicy, the full-bodied palate is packed with bags of black fruit preserves, finishing long and layered."
This wine is incredibly satisfying to behold as it opens in the glass. Wonderfully aromatic and expressive, the 2019 vintage opens with scents of sweet cassis, anise, blackberries, roasted coffee, blue herbs and barrel vanillin. On the palate, the tannins are firm, upfront and balanced throughout, with all pockets of the mouth left yearning for another sip. Full-bodied and extracted with ripe black fruit, blueberries, charred caramel and a delightful hint of fresh herbs that concentrate into a lengthy finish. This wine is approachable upon release and cellar worthy in proper aging conditions.
Blend: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Merlot
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Venge is a small, family-owned winery in Calistoga which began in 1992 in Oakville. Third-generation owner and Winemaker, Kirk Venge gravitated to winemaking at an early age and is now making wines in his own style with his vision for Venge wines, and his legacy in Napa Valley. Today, Kirk focuses on select vineyard sites that produce fruit worthy of the longtime Venge family name.