Silverpoint Cellars Proprietor's Blend Napa Valley 2012
This Bordeaux blend is primarily Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot, Petit Verdot and a touch of Cabernet Franc. Full of spicy blackberry, cassis, violets, graphite and a the iconic 'Rutherford Dust'.
Silverpoint proprietors, Barry and Rosemary, have a single focus on authenticity and quality. They strive to make powerful-expressive wines that showcase the famed “terroir” of Napa Valley. Silverpoint's Cabernet blend is rich and lush with soft tannins. It is full of spiced black cherries, followed by cassis with layers of lavish oak. These characteristics speak to the farming and winemaking that Rutherford and Don are known for.
Winemaker DON VAN STAAVEREN has received many accolades for the sophisticated and elegant wines he has made. In 1999 Wine Spectator named his 1996 “Cinq Cepage” the No. 1 wine in the world! This was when he was at the helm of Chateau St. Jean. He also received recognition for his work with Chardonnay. A few years later, Wine Spectator named him as one of California’s top “30 producers who set the standard for quality".