Radio Silence Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 | like a First Growth on Steroids!
Radio Silence Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 pours a deep crimson-purple hue. While delivering incredibly fresh aromas of red and black macerated fruits. And with tantalizing cedar oak spices underscored by crushed red rock minerality. Fleshy and palate-coating going from ripe red fruit to black cherry and blueberry skin. Plus cascading currents of tobacco spices, high toned red floral notes, and a rapid undercurrent of cedar spices. All this atop fine-grained tannins and a finish that lasts for 45-60 seconds. Highly recommend decanting for 30-45 minutes at cellar temperature prior to serving. Enjoy now through 2027++.
There’s an abundance of superlatives describing the source winery’s wines: “absolute stunner,” “epic length,” and “many, many layers,” of “singular,” “absolutely compelling” wines that deliver “unbelievable fruit on the attack.” One notable critic even found such intensity, depth and richness, it inspired an incredible comparison (one we wish we had come up with): suggesting that it was like a First Growth only “injected with steroids.”
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So, if you visit this site, you know that we are living in a wine buyer’s private label heaven. While the winery will maintain radio silence, we can tell you it is the very definition of a critical darling. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate has bestowed at least 45 scores hitting 95 and above, nearly 10 wines have earned 100-point scores. As for the price of the source winery? Their bottles start at $150, rise to $600, and climb to $1,000 per bottle at auction.
The Radio Silence Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 starts at $45 a bottle cascading, down to $38 each on cases.
The winemaker took 79% Cabernet Sauvignon and married it with 7% Petite Sirah, 7% Charbono, 4% Zinfandel, 2% Merlot, and 1% Petit Verdot. While blending and aging in one-quarter new French oak for 24 months. Showing a deep crimson-purple hue in the glass and delivering incredibly fresh aromas of red and black macerated fruits. In addition, tantalizing cedar oak spices underscored by crushed red rock minerality. Radio Silence Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 moves from ripe red fruit to black cherry and blueberry on the palate. Then finishing with a wave of spicy secondary notes—tobacco, red florals, cedar spices—arrives, carrying the wine to its mineral-driven finish.
So, millions of years ago, volcanic eruptions shaped the Vaca Mountain range in Napa, and millions of years of erosion have resulted in the jagged peaks and outcroppings we see today in the Stags Leap District, an area stretching a mile wide and three miles in length, sliced in half by the Silverado Trail. The rolling foothills are teeming with the sediment and volcanic debris that has settled over millennia, and the vines planted in these harsh, rocky, well-draining soils have produced some of the most profound wines in all of California’s rich winemaking history.