Silenus Winery Tyros Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, Napa Valley, California

Tyros wine is the perfect expression of the Napa Valley. The vineyards that contribute to this wine span most of the AVA’s (American Vinicultural Areas) in the Napa Valley and include Calistoga at the North end of the valley, through St. Helena, Rutherford, Yountville and end up in the Oak Knoll District AVA that is on the Northern border of Napa City. The AVAs are blended together to form a harmonious and expressive wine. The Cabernet Sauvignon portion of the wine includes 10% from the Silenus Estate Vineyards and another 15% from the Oak Knoll District AVA, 6% from the St. Helena AVA, 10% from Rutherford and 40% from Yountville. The wine was aged for 22 months in 50% new French oak, 10% new American oak and the rest in neutral barrels. Bright ruby red color with beautiful garnet tones reaching the rim. The nose expresses fresh ripe berries and pomegranate with hints of sweet oak. True to its classic Napa style, the palate is dominated by its fruit forward personality with secondary bright and balanced tones of black cherry, pomegranate and toasty oak. The finish is fresh and smooth with slight lingering hints of oak on its finish. 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot.