Venge Silencieux Cabernet Sauvignon is back! Due to much higher demand and continued low production, my allocation was cut this year. Trust me, this gorgeous Napa Cab will run out much sooner this year. Stop by the store and get some or use the contact form below for order requests.
2017 Venge ‘Silencieux’ Cabernet Sauvignon
95-97 points – JS – That’s me fyi!
I’ll start by saying we never get enough of this wine. We sold 144 cases last year before it ran out — we could have easily sold another 50 cases. Due to higher demand, but still very low production (1,700 cases), we’re only getting 100 cases this year.
Needless to say, if you love this wine as much as I do, please jump on this offer. And the proof is in the bottle folks. I was one of the lucky few to get to taste this out of barrel when I visited the winery in early 2018. I’ll go deeper on my tasting notes later, but let me sum it up with 3 simple words — ROCK STAR CAB!!
Yes, this slays so many Napa Cabs that sell for 2 to 3 times the price. Reminding me most of the ripe, rich, and open 2015 vintage of this wine, it comes from top sites in Calistoga (including Bone Ash and Venge’s Estate Vineyard), Oakville, and Rutherford. For the 2017 vintage, Kirk went with 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and he aged the wine for 18 months in high quality (and high dollar) French oak (65% new).
Here are my personal tasting notes — keep in mind this was out of barrel: Deep, dark in color. Gorgeous aromas of sweet cassis, warm blue fruits, dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, and vanilla. Concentrated, yet seamless in texture. Long, long finish. Reminds me of the 2015. Great today — will be even better once it’s bottled and settled. Drink now – 2030. 95-97 points. Gorgeous! Buy a bunch!!
And that was a barrel sample — trust me, it’s better outta’ the bottle! Overall, this always and drinks and rates like a $100+ Napa Cab, and the 2017 is another home run from Kirk Venge. If you’ve loved it in the past, you’re going to love it again.
One last note. Kirk wants everyone to know that this wine is 100% smoke free! All of the lots for this wine were in production way before the fires hit. Overall, this is another highly successful vintage for Team Venge.
To reserve some for yourself, stop by the store, call us at 828.505.8588, or use the contact form below.
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